Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program changes the amount Medicare pays suppliers for certain durable medical equipment (DME), prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies, and changes who can supply these items.

The goal of the Competitive Bidding Program is to save money on certain medical equipment and supplies. Medicare contract suppliers are selected after submitting bids that are at a lower price than what Medicare now pays for these equipment and supplies.Read more about the Competitive Bidding Program:

Medicare Competitive Bidding Program Under Fire – MedPage Today

Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Fiasco – Forbes