Deadline to Register for Competitive Bidding is Today

The registration deadline for the first wave of competitive bidding is Aug. 27. All bids are due by 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Sept. 25 and the accreditation deadline is Oct. 31.

For providers having trouble submitting bids for the first round of the Medicare competitive bidding program, contact AAHomecare. AAHomecare states, "We believe that even one provider who is not able to submit a bid because of a bidding system problem is unacceptable; therefore we ask for help in documenting these issues so that we can report them directly to CMS and continue to monitor the situation."

Contact Walt Gorski at or Stacey Harms at with a detailed description of your problems. Specific detailed information about your problems and your contacts with the CBIC helpline are critical.

This article originally appeared in the July 2007 issue of HME Business.

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