Due to the novel COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is removing the noninvasive ventilators (NIV) product category from Round 2021 of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. Round 2021 was the first time that Medicare had included NIVs in the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program.

By removing NIVs from Round 2021 of the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program, any Medicare-enrolled DMEPOS supplier can furnish any of the types of ventilators covered under the Medicare program.

Read the full announcement at dmecompetitivebid.com