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Many Competitive Bidding Education Opportunities To Be Offered At VGM's Heartland Conference

Yesterday's release of timeline and other details of the Competitive Bidding Program has stirred up many questions about the bid program. If there wasn't already enough incentive to come to the VGM Heartland Conference for the awesome education, great networking, and good food and fun, now you get in-person access to the Competitive Bid Program experts PRIOR to the opening of the bid window of July 16. Key speakers on Competitive Bidding at this year's Heartland Conference: Elaine Hensley, chief liaison for the competitive bidding contractor. This is Elaine's first time attending the Heartland conference. Tangita Daramola, the Competitive Acquisition ombudsman for CMS. Cara Bachenheimer, Government Affairs, Brown & Fortunato. And, of our course, our own Mark Higley, VP of Regulatory Affairs. Mark will be offering a four-hour, pre-conference workshop focusing on competitive bidding: “Interpreting & Preparing for Competitive Bidding- on Monday June 10. Don't wait, register today! https://www.vgmheartland.com/ More Details on Yesterday's Announcement from the DME CBP Education DME CBP EDUCATION NEWS CMS Announces Registration and Bid Windows for Round 2021 of Competitive Bidding Program The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the bidding timeline with specific dates 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, but CMS will now open the bid window on July 16, 2019 and close the window on September 18, 2019. In addition to today's announcement, CMS also released the following items: We encourage you to take full advantage of this additional preparation time by familiarizing yourself with the CBIC and CMS materials and taking part in our upcoming industry education sessions highlighted below and on dmecbpeducation.com. Bid Smart 2019 Webinar: Industry experts will host an hour-long webinar on May 20th to discuss all you need about the changes in the next round. The webinar will highlight new calculator tools and presenters will share their insights, tips, and strategies so you can be prepared to bid in Round 2021. Click here for more information and register for the webinar today! Bid Smart 2019 Summit: Join industry leaders in Nashville on June 5 for a day-long workshop and discussion on the big changes including lead item pricing, the end of median bidding, bid surety bonds, and the use of single payment amounts (SPAs) to set rates in noncompetitive bidding areas (non‐CBAs). This is also an opportunity to ask - and get answers to - your specific questions about the upcoming Competitive Bidding Program.Visit the website to learn more and register today!
This education effort is a collaboration between leading industry trade organizations to help prepare Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers for Medicare's next round of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program by compiling publicly available information in one place. For more information please visit dmecbpeducation.com

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