Medicare’s competitive bidding program has been delayed until 2021, with the possibility of the open window extending even longer than the next two years.
As most healthcare suppliers know, Medicare’s competitive bid for all Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, & Supplies (DMEPOS) ended January 1, 2019. CMS expects a new competitive bid process will be completed and rolled out by December 31, 2020. This reprieve gives suppliers a two-year window to gain market share, maximize effectiveness, and improve workflows. [...]