Accreditation Deadlines for DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Cancelled
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Accreditation Deadlines for DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Cancelled

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 was enacted on July 15, 2008.  This new law has delayed the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program.  As a result of this delay, the special accreditation deadlines previously established for the second round of the program have been cancelled.  Specifically, prior to enactment of this new law, suppliers must have been accredited or have applied for accreditation by July 21, 2008 to be eligible to submit a bid for the second round of competitive bidding and must have obtained accreditation by January 14, 2009 to be eligible for a second round contract.Both of these deadlines have been cancelled and no longer apply.

The deadline of September 30, 2009 that was previously established by which all DMEPOS suppliers must be accredited is still in effect.

For information about the Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding program, visit (http://www.cms.hhs.gov/DMEPOSCompetitiveBid/).

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