Just to be clear on this winter’s “recompete” of the first nine metro areas…

The recompete cities get to

“start over” and do not have a bid limit of the current single payment amount

under the Round 1 rebid.  They go back to the DME fee schedule — think of what

an HME would be paid next year (there could be a CPI increase less productivity

adjustment —  so maybe a net of .5%) that is serving patients across the CBA

boundary…