Competitive Bidding

Bidding Fact Sheet for Referral Sources

CMS has released a competitive bidding fact sheet for referral agents advising that when the program begins in January 2011, beneficiaries located in the nine CBAs must obtain bid items from a contract supplier.

BALTIMORE — CMS has released a competitive bidding fact sheet
for referral agents advising that when the program begins in
January 2011, beneficiaries located in the nine CBAs must obtain
bid items from a contract supplier. The fact sheet also states:
"All suppliers being offered contracts went through a thorough
vetting process, are licensed and accredited, and meet financial
standards. This means that Medicare beneficiaries will continue to
receive quality items and services from DMEPOS suppliers they can
trust … Referral agents located in CBAs who prescribe DMEPOS
for beneficiaries or refer beneficiaries to specific suppliers
should be aware of which suppliers in the area are contract
suppliers as well as other important referring information."

Read the target="_blank">fact sheet. The agency has also issued a
target="_blank">beneficiary fact sheet and a target="_blank">"partner guide" to answer consumer
questions.

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