Understanding Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program for Diabetes Testing Supplies
What is Competitive Bidding?
Under this program, Medicare determines the amount paid for certain equipment and supplies in specific areas of the country.
When is this program effective?
The program started January 1, 2011 in select areas of the country.
Is this the same thing that happened in 2008?
Yes. The program was in place briefly in 2008 but was delayed.
Does this impact Medicare Advantage plans purchased through private insurance companies?
No. Medicare Advantage plans are excluded from this program. This program only impacts Medicare beneficiaries who live in certain ZIP codes in certain areas of the country.
Areas affected :
- Cincinnati – Middletown (OH, KY, IN)
- Cleveland – Elyria – Mentor (OH)
- Charlotte – Gastonia – Concord (NC, SC)
- Dallas – Fort Worth – Arlington (TX)
- Kansas City (MO, KS)
- Miami – Fort Lauderdale – Pompano Beach (FL)
- Orlando – Kissimmee (FL)
- Pittsburgh (PA)
- Riverside – San Bernardino – Ontario (CA)
Check to see if your ZIP code is affected.
The ONLY affected supplies offered by CCS Medical are:
Diabetes Testing Supplies
- test strips
- lancing device
- control solution
- meter replacement batteries
IMPORTANT: Insulin pump and associated supplies are NOT included in this program. For a list of other supplies that are affected by this program, Click Here.
CCS Medical is your source for information.
We are here for you with every step to help you understand your insurance benefits and provide you with high quality diabetes testing supplies.
For more information call:
CCS Medical Competitive Bidding Hotline