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VGM Government Webinar Postponement Announcement

The upcoming webinar “Competitive Bidding Round 2021 - Moving Forward with Uncertainty,” scheduled on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 1 – 2:30 p.m., is being postponed to a later date. Our government and regulatory team anticipated some movement in implementation – or at least an update from CMS or the CBIC contractor – by this date.

Somewhat surprisingly, there has been none. The official timeline suggested a “Summer 2020” release of the single payment amounts for the lead item and all accessories within the fifteen product categories (NIV was removed by the CURES Act), with corresponding bid contract offers to follow. This has not occurred. There also exists a yet-to-be-released “final rule” at the Office of Management and Budget that, by its description, affects 2021 DMEPOS reimbursement.

Accordingly, while we are well-prepared to offer a complete program update and “checklist” for compliance and other requisite Round 2021 procedures, our team agreed it more appropriate to wait until we have additional information. Please be assured we monitor the situation daily and will make an immediate announcement of the rescheduled webinar to our valued members. Thank you.   

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