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Power Wheelchairs Supplier Highlights Upcoming Changes to Medicare Competitive Bidding Program

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Med Supply Shop, a leading online retailer of power wheelchairs and other medical supplies, is currently highlighting the expansion of the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program. The supplier, available at, wants to ensure that customers are aware of the upcoming changes. The Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program was initially mandated by Congress through the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA).

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The Competitive Bidding Program, administered by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is designed to alter both how Medicare beneficiaries obtain medical equipment and how suppliers of durable medical equipment are reimbursed for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. Round One of Competitive Bidding began in nine Competitive Bidding Areas in nine product categories on January 1, 2011. Round Two of the program is due to launch July 1, 2013 in a total of 91 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), which are in turn sub-divided into Competitive Bidding Areas (CBAs).

The program's aim is to improve the Medicare methodology for establishing DMEPOS payment amounts, which in turn is intended to reduce beneficiary's expenses as well as cut costs for the Medicare program while still ensuring beneficiaries retain access to quality products and services.

Currently, traditional Medicare beneficiaries are permitted to choose any durable medical equipment supplier of their choice. However, when Round Two launches, Medicare beneficiaries residing in Competitive Bidding Areas could see their access to home medical supply companies seriously impacted.

Some of the products included in the Competitive Bidding Program include: oxygen equipment and supplies; manual and standard power wheelchairs; scooters and related accessories; enteral nutrients, equipment and supplies; hospital beds and related accessories; constant positive airway pressure (CPAP) and respiratory assistive devices (RADS), and related supplies and accessories; and walkers and related accessories.

Medicare beneficiaries who require one or more of these items, and who reside in one of the designated Competitive Bidding Areas, will have to secure their medical supplies from a Medicare contracted supplier. Additionally, beneficiaries currently using one or more of these products will be required to change providers to a Medicare contracted supplier if their current supplier did not win the relevant product category for that Competitive Bidding Area. Furthermore, beneficiaries may be required to use multiple home medical supply companies for different product categories.

This is a notice provided by Med Supply Shop. Med Supply shop offers a wide selection of high-quality home medical equipment at affordable prices, making the task of caring for loved ones much more manageable. The retailer provides an extensive range of mobility aids such as rollators, walkers, and rolling shopping carts, as well as bathroom equipment, beds and mattresses, incontinence supplies, and disposable medical equipment such as latex gloves and masks.

To learn more about Med Supply Shop, and to view its full inventory of rollators and other durable medical supplies, see To speak with a customer service representative, call 877-633-9324. The vendor is also present on several social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter at and, respectively.

Contact Person:
David Winzelberg
718-838-3333 Ext. 123

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