Competitive Bidding Program Temporarily Lapses—Expected to Begin Again in 2021

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On January 1, 2019, the durable medical equipment (DME) competitive bidding program temporarily ended. The competitive bidding program was originally designed to reduce out-of-pocket expenses and help ensure that people with Medicare had access to quality DME, supplies, and services from suppliers they could trust. The program benefited people who had Original Medicare, lived in a competitive bidding area, and needed DME that fell under the competitive bidding program. Read More...