Round Two Timeline

National Competitive Bidding Timeline

Date Milestone
11/30/2011 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces bidding timeline, begins bidder education program
12/5/2011 Registration for user IDs and passwords begins
12/22/2011 Authorized Officials are strongly encouraged to register no later than this date
1/12/2012 Backup Authorized Officials are strongly encouraged to register no later than this date
1/30/2012 CMS opens 60-day bid window for Round 2 and National Mail-Order Competitions
2/9/2012 Registration closes
2/29/2012 Covered Document Review Date for bidders to submit financial documents
3/30/2012 60-day bid window closes
Fall 2012 CMS announces single payment amounts, begins contracting process
Spring 2013 CMS announces contract suppliers, begins contract supplier education campaign
Spring 2013 CMS begins supplier, referral agent, and beneficiary education campaign
7/1/2013 Implementation of Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program Round 2 and National Mail-Order Competition contracts and prices
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