Round 2021: CMS grants bond allowance

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – CMS is allowing providers to submit surety bond riders and/or page two of their bid surety bonds to make sure they meet Round 2021 requirements.

The allowance applies only to providers who uploaded a copy of a valid bid surety bond by the deadline for bid submission and have received noticed that the CBIC needs additional information to ensure the bond meets all requirements.

“AAHomecare reached out to CMS last week to request that bidders be allowed the opportunity to make sure their bid information was complete in light of reports of failures to properly upload surety bonds,” the association stated in a bulletin.

Any submission other than a rider and/or page two of the bond from those bidding the CBIC has contacted will not be considered.

The deadline for submitting riders and/or page two of their bid surety bonds is March 26.