The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday announced the next set of contract suppliers for certain Medicare durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies effective July 1. Under the competitive bidding program, launched in 2011, vendors compete at least every three years for contracts to supply certain Medicare DMEPOS products in 90 geographic areas and national mail-order diabetic testing supplies. In addition, CMS is evaluating bids for a separate set of contracts to be awarded in nine different areas effective Jan. 1. For more information, see the CMS factsheet.