||Medicare Modernization Act signed into law.
||CMS publishes proposed rule for new Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program and Accreditation for DMEPOS Suppliers.
||CMS awards Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) contract to Palmetto, GBA.
||CMS announces Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program final rule and first round competitive bid areas and product categories.
||CMS publishes final rules for the new Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program.
||CMS announces 70 Round Two CBAs and Product Categories
||Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 passes into law, 18 month delay of Competitive Bidding Program implemented.
||CMS publishes interim final rules amending changes to the original final rule as a result of MIPPA.
||CMS announces timeline/schedule of education events, begins bidder education campaign
||Deadline for providers to be accredited.
||Registration for user IDs and passwords begins.
||DMEPOS supplier surety bond deadline
||CMS opens 60-day bid window for Round 1 Rebid
||IACS Bidder Registration Closes
||Covered Document Review Date for bidders to submit financial documents
||60-day bid window closes
||CMS announces single payment amounts, begins contracting process
||CMS announces contract suppliers, begins contract supplier education campaign
|Early Fall 2010
||CMS begins supplier, referral agent, and beneficiary education campaign
||Program implementation date for Round 1 Rebid
||Announcement of Round 2 product categories
Begin pre-registration education for potential bidders
||Announcement of bidding schedule and schedule of education events
Begin bidder registration
Begin bidder education
Covered document review process begins
Notify supplier of missing financial documents
Begin bid evaluation
||CMS announces bidding timeline, begins bidder education program
||Registration for user IDs and passwords begins
||Authorized Officials are strongly encouraged to register no later than this date
||Backup Authorized Officials are strongly encouraged to register no later than this date
||Bid evaluation ends
Announcement of single payment amounts
Begin contracting process
CMS opens 60-day bid window for Round 1 Recompete
||Covered document review date for bidders to submit financial documents
||60-day bid window closes
||Contract suppliers announced
Begin contract supplier education
Start beneficiary, referral agent and general supplier education program
*CMS announces single payment amounts, begins contracting process
||Implementation of Round 2 and national mail order program contract and prices
||CMS announces contract suppliers, begins contract supplier education campaign.
CMS begins supplier, referral agent, and beneficiary education campaign
||Implementation of Round 1 Recompete contracts and prices