The Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding program is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2011 in nine competitive bidding areas (CBAs). Under this program, only suppliers who are winning bidders and enter into a contract with CMS will be eligible to furnish certain categories of DMEPOS to Medicare beneficiaries in the CBAs (with very limited exceptions), and they will be paid based on the median of the winning suppliers’ bids for each of the selected items in the region. CMS has issued a variety of educational articles to help suppliers, referral agents, and beneficiaries prepare for the program. Recent articles address how the competitive bidding program will impact home health agencies and suppliers of oxygen equipment. Reed Smith’s previous reports and analyses regarding the program are posted here.