From: CMS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is extending the licensure deadline for the Round 2 and national mail-order competitions of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. 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.

NEW DEADLINE: Bidding suppliers must now ensure that copies of all applicable state licenses are RECEIVED by the NSC on or before May 1, 2012.

Bids will be disqualified if a bidder does not meet all state licensure requirements for the applicable product categories and for every state in a competitive bidding area (CBA). Every supplier location is responsible for having all applicable license(s) for each state in which it provides services. For a multi-state CBA, the bidder must collectively have all applicable license(s) for every state in the CBA. Each location is not required to have licenses for every state in the CBA as long as each state has a bidding location licensed for the product category.

www.palmettogba.com/NSC. Licensure requirements vary from state to state. The NSC licensure directory provides a good starting point to assist in identifying the licenses you need. State licensure requirements change periodically and may have exceptions, so the NSC’s licensure directory serves only as a guide. It remains the bidding supplier’s responsibility to ensure compliance with the most current state and federal laws and regulations.Licensure for Bidding Suppliers Fact Sheet and the Request for Bids (RFB) Instructions

For more information on licensure requirements, you may refer to the