Bidding is now underway for Round 2 of the Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding program and the national mail-order program for diabetic testing supplies. All bids must be submitted via the online bidding system by March 30, 2012. The deadline for submitting hardcopy financial documents for the covered document review process is February 29, 2012; under this process, the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) will notify suppliers of any missing financial documents. Note that CMS has announced that it is extending the licensure deadline for Round 2 and the national mail-order competitions. The original licensure deadline required suppliers to have all required state licenses on file with the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) and indicated in the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) before submitting a bid. Bidding suppliers must now ensure that copies of all applicable state licenses are received by the NSC by May 1, 2012. For additional background information on the competitive bidding program, see our previous reports.