For those who have not submitted comments yet to CMS on the impacts of competitive bidding to your business, be sure to submit them by April 6 to be considered.
CMS is mandated to solicit and take into account stakeholder input related to adjustments of fees paid in non-competitive bidding areas beginning in 2019. CMS is also mandated to take into account the highest amount bid by a winning supplier in a competitive bidding area and a comparison of the following with respect to non-competitive bidding areas and competitive bidding areas:
- Average travel distance and costs associated with furnishing items and services in an area
- Average volume of items and services furnished by suppliers in the area
- The number of suppliers in the area
We encourage all to share their opinions and impacts to their business as CMS, is required to consider them while evaluating future rounds of competitive bidding. Comments can be submitted to DMEPOS@cms.hhs.gov.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Collin Brecher – firstname.lastname@example.org .