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May 8, 2019

MLN Connects Special Edition Article

DMEPOS Competitive Bidding: Registration and Bid Window for Round 2021

CMS announced the bidding timelineExternal Website for the registration and bid window for Round 2021 of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program.

The bid window was originally scheduled to open in June 2019, but to provide you with additional time to prepare, we delayed the opening until July, 2019. We encourage you to use this additional time to prepare by attending our webcastsExternal Website and using the comprehensive bidder education materials on the Competitive Bidding Implementation ContractorExternal Website (CBIC) website, including:

The CBIC is the official information source for bidders and bidder education. CMS cautions bidders about potential inaccurate information concerning the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program posted on websites other than the CBIC website. Bidders that rely on this information in the preparation or submission of their bids could be at risk of submitting a non-compliant bid.

In addition to viewing the information on the CBIC website, we encourage you to call the CBIC customer service center at 877-577-5331 between 9 am and 5:30 pm ET, Monday through Friday.

DMEPOS Competitive Bidding: Round 2021 Webcast Series

CMS is launching a series of three webcasts to educate on key components for Round 2021 of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetic, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. Register for:

Submit questions during the webcast, or in advance to with "Webcast Question" in the subject line. Questions are not limited to the topics included in the webcast, but should pertain to Round 2021. These webcasts will also be recorded and handouts will be available for those who are unable to attend the live sessions. To access the recording and handouts, you must click on the link above and register for the event.

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