Temporary Gap Period for DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program

The Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) contracts for off-the-shelf (OTS) back braces and OTS knee braces will expire on December 31, 2023. Beginning January 1, 2024 there will be a temporary gap in the DMEPOS CBP.

To ensure the continued effectiveness of the CBP, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to conduct bidding for the next round of the program. This will involve undergoing notice and comment rulemaking to further strengthen the CBP.

For more details regarding the temporary gap period, please refer to the Temporary Gap Period fact sheet. Refer to the CMS.gov and Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) websites regularly for updates.

Last Updated Jul 19 , 2023