CMS solicits input on future reimbursement for non-bid areas

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – CMS has scheduled a call to solicit stakeholder input on its methodology for using information from the competitive bidding program for adjusting Medicare fee schedule amounts in non-bid areas.

The 21st Century Cures Act mandated that the agency solicit and take into account stakeholder input on future pricing in non-bid areas.

The act also mandated that CMS take into account the highest amount bid by a winning supplier in a bid area, as well as make comparisons in bid and non-bid areas for the average travel distance and costs associated with furnishing items and services in an area; the average volume of items and services furnished by suppliers in the area; and the number of suppliers in the area.

The call is scheduled for March 23 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST. Register here.

Stakeholders may also submit written comments at DMEPOS@cms.hhs.gov.