On March 20, CMS announced the winning bid prices for the first round of competitive bidding, with reimbursement averaging 26% below Medicare fee schedule amounts.  With respect to the individual product categories, the average percentage savings compared to the current fee schedule amount are as follows:

  • Oxygen and Oxygen Equipment:  27%
  • Standard Power Wheelchairs, Scooters and Related Accessories:  21%
  • Complex Rehabilitative Power Wheelchairs and Related Accessories:  15%
  • Mail Order Diabetic Supplies:  43%
  • Enteral Nutrients, Supplies, and Equipment:  26%
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Devices, Respiratory Assist Devices, Related Supplies & Accessories: 29%
  • Hospital Beds and Related Accessories:  29%
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Pumps/Related Supplies & Accessories: 14%
  • Walkers and Related Accessories:  27%
  • Support Surfaces:  36%

A CMS fact sheet regarding the bid price announcement is available here.  Payment amounts for each item in each CBA, along with a chart detailing the number of contracts offered for each product category in each CBA, are available here. Contract suppliers will be announced once all contracts have been executed.