Update: Feb. 7, 2017: CMS Temporarily Delays CB Round 2019 to Allow New Administration Opportunity for Review
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has decided to temporarily delay moving forward with the next steps of the Round 2019 Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program to allow the new administration further opportunity to review the program [emphasis ours]. As a result, CMS has removed all information that was released on January 31, 2017, including information on the CMS.gov website and the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) website. Please continue to monitor the CMS.gov and CBIC websites for updates.
Stay tuned for analysis and comments as it becomes available as this is great news for DME providers…this gives the new administration time to explore these regulations and programs.
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) (pictured center with the North Carolina team) encouraged attendees, saying, “I know who you are, I know what you do…I am a huge proponent of Dr. Price’s bill.” And when asked advice on speaking with legislators, Rep. Ellmers told providers to concentrate on the bills you are in support of, when talking to members of Congress, and explain that if the cuts take place on July 1 it will end up effecting access to care and cost more in the end.
The mission of the Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Services Association, (ACMESA) is to promote leadership, education and networking for our members. We pledge to advocate for customers and patients with integrity to provide value and comfort in the communities we live and serve.
adopted November 18, 2016