Medicare is expanding the competitive bidding program to cover over 70% of the country in an effort to lower costs. You may receive a notice from Medicare indicating that your current CPAP supplier may NOT be able to provide services or supplies because they are NOT a recognized Medicare Contract Supplier. Only qualified, accredited suppliers with winning bids were chosen as Medicare Contract Suppliers. We are pleased to announce that we have been selected by Medicare as a WINNING MEDICARE CONTRACT SUPPLIER!
The competitive bidding program helps you and Medicare save money on treatment for sleep apnea, while at the same time ensuring you have access to quality medical equipment, supplies, and services from suppliers you can trust. It changes the amount Medicare pays for certain medical equipment, such as CPAP supplies, and makes changes to which suppliers Medicare will pay to supply these items to you. This program has already started in nine areas of the country and is scheduled to expand to more areas starting on JULY1, 2013.
Will I be affected by this program?
If you have Original Medicare and you live in one of the areas where the program has started and use equipment or supplies included in the program, you will almost always have to use a Medicare Contract Supplier if you want Medicare to help pay for the item. For clarification, you can ask your current provider if they’re a Medicare Contract Supplier
It is important to know if you are affected by this program to make sure you are using a supplier Medicare will pay and to avoid any disruption of service. For more information about Medicare-covered Equipment and Supplies, call us (MedPros of the Treasure Coast, Inc d/b/a iONMySleep) Toll Free at 800.355.0540 or contact Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.