Audit of Round 2021 of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Competitive Bidding Program
CMS administers a competitive bidding program under which prices for selected durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies furnished in specified areas are determined through a competitive bidding process. Federal law requires OIG to assess the process used by CMS to conduct the competitive bidding and subsequent pricing determinations under the first two rounds. Federal law also permits OIG to continue to verify such calculations for subsequent rounds (Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, § 154(a)(1)(A)(iv), adding subparagraph 42 U.S.C. § 1395w-3(a)(1)(E)). We will review the process used by CMS to conduct competitive bidding and to make subsequent pricing determinations during round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.
|Announced or Revised||Agency||Title||Component||Report Number(s)||Expected Issue Date (FY)|
|September 2023||Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services||Audit of Round 2021 of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Competitive Bidding Program||Office of Audit Services||WA-23-0033 (W-00-23-35901)||2024|