| Antitrust Guidance (PDF, PDF - 67 KB)|
The antitrust laws protect competition and prohibit collusion. Price fixing, bid rigging, and other forms of collusion, including agreements to allocate customers or divide markets, are illegal.
| Common Ownership and Common Control (PDF, PDF - 69 KB)|
Suppliers are prohibited from competing against themselves when submitting bids in the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program. Therefore, suppliers that are commonly owned or commonly controlled must submit one bid for the same product category in the same CBA.
| Covered Document Review Date (PDF, PDF - 64 KB)|
Information about the process that allows bidders to be notified of missing financial documents.
| Eligibility Requirements (PDF, PDF - 65 KB)|
A supplier must meet certain eligibility requirements before it can submit a bid and be awarded a contract under the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program.
| Grandfathering for Oxygen and Oxygen Equipment (PDF, PDF - 73 KB)|
Suppliers that are not awarded a competitive bidding contract for furnishing oxygen and oxygen equipment in a CBA can decide to be grandfathered suppliers for beneficiaries to whom they are furnishing these items at the time the Competitive Bidding Program is implemented.
| Grandfathering for Rented DME (PDF, PDF - 64 KB)|
Suppliers that are not awarded a competitive bidding contract for furnishing rented DME in a CBA can decide to be grandfathered suppliers for beneficiaries to whom they are furnishing these items at the time the Competitive Bidding Program is implemented.
| National Mail-Order Recompete Competition for Diabetic Supplies (PDF, PDF - 68 KB)|
The national recompete to furnish diabetic testing supplies that are delivered to beneficiaries' residences will occur at the same time as the Round 2 Recompete.
| Preliminary Bid Evaluation (PDF, PDF - 72 KB)|
Information about the early notification process that provides bidders with a review of their bid's enrollment requirements and an opportunity to validate requirements not met by the close of bidding.
| Required Financial Documents (PDF, PDF - 370 KB)|
This fact sheet contains detailed instructions about how to submit the required hardcopy financial documents.
| Requirement to Submit a Bona Fide Bid (PDF, PDF - 95 KB)|
The DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program regulations require that each bidder must submit a bona fide bid that complies with all the terms and conditions specified in the Request for Bids (RFB).
| Review of Supplier Capacity and Expansion Plans (PDF, PDF - 67 KB)|
This fact sheet describes how CMS conducts its review of supplier capacity and expansion plans during the bid evaluation process.
| Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and Nursing Facilities (NFs) (PDF, PDF - 74 KB)|
Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and Nursing Facilities (NFs) are subject to the Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program to the extent that competitively bid items and services are furnished to their residents under Medicare Part B.
| What's New (PDF, PDF - 310 KB)|
On July 15, 2014, CMS announced plans to recompete the contracts for the Round 2 and national mail-order competitions. CMS has incorporated the following changes to the program.
| Licensure for Bidding Suppliers (PDF, PDF - 318 KB)|
Suppliers submitting a bid for a product category in a competitive bidding area (CBA) must meet all Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) state licensure requirements and other applicable state licensure requirements, if any, for that product category.