CMS has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to modify the forms to be used with the Medicare durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program Round 1 Rebid. Specifically, CMS has released the draft bidding form, instructions, and supplementary appendices. OMB is accepting comments on the proposed forms until June 18, 2009.

Reed Smith’s Life Sciences Health Industry Alert, “CMS Prepares to Re-Launch Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding—Tips for Potential Bidders,” highlights steps suppliers can take now to prepare for the coming bidding cycle based on the lessons learned during the first round of bidding.