Ready or not: Registration begins


Registration is open for providers who wish to participate in Round 1.2 of national competitive bidding, CMS announced this morning.

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The agency urges providers: "Register now—don't wait."

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Providers should designate one authorized official (AO) and have him or her register no later than Sept. 14. They can also designate backup authorized officials (BAOs) and/or end users (EUs) to assist their AO. BAOs and EUs should register no later than Oct. 4.

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The legal names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers of the AO and BAOs must match what's on file with the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC).

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Registration closes Nov. 4 at 9 p.m. EST.

To register, go to the Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) Web site:

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