Competitive Bidding UpdateFor our Medicare patients
With all of the healthcare reform changes currently in motion, UroMed has received calls from some of our patients asking questions about a letter from Medicare that indicates they "may have to change providers." DO NOT PANIC... your service with UroMed will not be interrupted. This letter is related to the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program.
Starting January 1, 2011, Medicare is phasing in a new competitive bidding program in some areas of the country. This program will change the way Medicare pays suppliers for certain durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) and make changes to who can supply these items.
At this time, the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program requirements
DO NOT apply to UroMed patients who are receiving Urological/Ostomy/Incontinence supplies, and you will receive your supplies from UroMed with no required changes by Medicare.
For more information on the types of medical supplies and geographic areas affected by DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program, please visit http://www.medicare.gov/Supplier/static/SupportTab
If you still have additional questions, please Contact Us.