Changes in Round 2 competitive bid items below.

Three DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Announcements

Thanks to many industry leaders for their hard work, and continued dedication to working together, a few delays have been announced for this new round of CB items. This is at at least some relief for complex rehab providers.

K0005s (Ultra light weight wheelchairs)

E0986    (Power assist)

E1030    (w/c Vent Tray)

See note below.

After consideration of feedback from stakeholders, CMS has removed ultra lightweight manual wheelchairs, gimbaled ventilator trays, and push activated power assist devices from the standard wheelchair product category for Round 2.  CMS expects to phase in these items in a future round.

If you have questions please contact:

Peggy Walker, RN

U.S. Rehab

800-401-3634