Medicare Round 2 Competitive Bid Areas

Medicare Round 2 Competitive Bid Areas United States Map
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March 1, 2013
United States - Health
by mmed_t1
The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) required the competition for Round 2 to occur in 2011 in 70 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) and authorized competition for national mail-order items and services after 2010. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 expanded the number of Round 2 MSAs from 70 to 91 areas. MIPPA allows for the subdivision of MSAs with populations over 8 million into multiple competitive bidding areas (CBAs). Most Round 2 MSAs have only one CBA. However, the three largest MSAs (Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York) are subdivided into multiple CBAs, so there are a total of 100 CBAs in Round 2. Round 2 includes eight product categories. CMS is also conducting a national mail-order competition for diabetic testing supplies at the same time as the Round 2 competition. The national mail-order competition includes all parts of the United States, including the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. Round 2 and national mail-order contracts and prices are scheduled to become effective on July 1, 2013.

Medicare Round 2 Competitive Bid Areas