On August 3, 2009, CMS announced the detailed  timeline for the Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding program Round One Rebid.   Key dates include the following:  registration for bidding opens August 17, 2009; the bid window opens October 21, 2009 and closes December 21, 2009; the “covered document review date” (deadline to submit financial documents) is November 21, 2009; CMS announces single payment amounts and begins the contracting process in June 2010; CMS announces contract suppliers in September 2010; and the new program begins January 1, 2011.  (Note that certain of these documents are target dates and are subject to change.)  A variety of background documents, including bidding forms and registration FAQs are available on the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) web site.