From: CMS

8/16/2012 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces bidding timeline, begins bidder education program

8/20/2012* Registration for user IDs and passwords begins

9/7/2012* Authorized Officials are strongly encouraged to register no later than this date

9/28/2012* Backup Authorized Officials are strongly encouraged to register no later than this date

10/15/2012* CMS opens 60-day bid window for Round 1 Recompete

10/19/2012* Registration closes

11/14/2012* Covered document review date for bidders to submit financial documents

12/14/2012* 60-day bid window closes

Spring 2013* CMS announces single payment amounts, begins contracting process

Fall 2013* CMS announces contract suppliers, begins contract supplier education campaign.

Fall 2013* CMS begins supplier, referral agent, and beneficiary education campaign

January 1, 2014* Implementation of Round 1 Recompete contracts and prices

* Dates listed are target dates. Actual dates will be announced through listserv notice. Keep informed – click here to sign up to receive important updates regarding the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program.