Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded the competitive bidding contracts for Spinal bracing to Wright & Filippis for the Flint, Lapeer, Grand Rapids & Metro Detroit Areas.
Medicare’s Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program changes the amount Medicare pays for certain DMEPOS. Under this program, suppliers submit bids to provide certain items and supplies to people with Medicare living in, or visiting, competitive bidding areas. Medicare uses these bids to set the amount it pays for each item. All suppliers are thoroughly screened to make sure they meet Medicare requirements (like eligibility and financial, quality, and accreditation standards) before they are awarded contracts. You are affected by the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program if you live in (or are visiting) certain areas of the country and need an off-the-shelf back or knee brace.
Below are the eligible regions in Michigan.