About Medicare Competitive Bidding Program
The Medicare Competitive Bidding Program was mandated by Congress through the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA). The statute requires that Medicare replace the current fee schedule payment methodology for selected Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) items with a competitive bid process. The intent is to improve the effectiveness of the Medicare methodology for setting DMEPOS payment amounts, which will reduce beneficiary out-of-pocket expenses and save the Medicare program money while ensuring beneficiary access to quality items and services.
Under the program, a competition among suppliers who operate in a particular competitive bidding area (CBA) was conducted. Suppliers were required to submit a bid for selected products. Not all products or items are subject to competitive bidding. With the use of this website and its network of durable medical equipment suppliers, consumers, caregivers and healthcare providers will be able to locate a provider to meet their needs for durable medical equipment.
To locate a provider for a patient's needs, please enter the patient zip code in the "Locate a Supplier by Zip Code" area or click here.