On October 15, 2012, CMS opened the 60-day bidding window for the Round 1 Recompete of the Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding program; the bid window closes on December 14, 2012.  As discussed in our previous reports, the recompete applies to nine geographic areas where competitive bidding currently is in effect, but it includes a broader array of products. The contract period for the Round 1 Recompete is January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016. All potential bidders must register by October 19, 2012 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time to be eligible to bid. CMS encourages bidding suppliers to take advantage of the covered document review process, under which CMS will notify suppliers that submit their hardcopy financial documents by November 14, 2012 of any missing financial documents.