What areas of the country are included in the Competitive Bidding Program?

You’re affected by this program if you live in (or get equipment and supplies while visiting) certain areas of the country listed below and you're getting certain products.

Note

As of July 2013, Medicare has a National Mail-Order Program for diabetic testing supplies. No matter where you live, you’ll need to use a Medicare national mail-order contract supplier for Medicare to pay for diabetic testing supplies that are delivered to your home. If you don’t want diabetic testing supplies delivered to your home, you can go to any local store (local pharmacy or storefront supplier) that’s enrolled with Medicare and buy them there. The National Mail-Order Program doesn't require you to change your testing monitor. If you're happy with your current monitor, look for a mail-order contract supplier or local store that can provide the supplies you need.

Round 1 of the Competitive Bidding Program started in January 2011 in certain ZIP codes in these areas: 

  • Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill (North Carolina and South Carolina)
  • Cincinnati-Middletown (Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana)
  • Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor (Ohio)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (Texas)
  • Kansas City (Missouri and Kansas)
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach (Florida)
  • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (Florida)
  • Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania)
  • Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario (California)

Find out about important changes to Round 1 of the Competitive Bidding Program.

Round 2 started in July 2013 in certain ZIP codes in these areas:

  • Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
  • Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
  • Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
  • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
  • Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY
  • Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
  • New Haven-Milford, CT
  • New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
  • Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
  • Poughkeepsie-Newburgh- Middletown, NY
  • Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA
  • Rochester, NY
  • Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Springfield, MA
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Worcester, MA
  • Akron, OH
  • Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dayton, OH
  • Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI
  • Flint, MI
  • Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
  • Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH
  • Indianapolis-Carmel, IN
  • Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
  • Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
  • St. Louis, MO-IL
  • Toledo, OH
  • Wichita, KS
  • Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
  • Asheville, NC
  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
  • Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
  • Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
  • Baltimore-Towson, MD
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
  • Birmingham-Hoover, AL
  • Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
  • Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC
  • Chattanooga, TN-GA
  • Columbia, SC
  • Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL
  • El Paso, TX
  • Greensboro-High Point, NC
  • Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC
  • Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
  • Jackson, MS
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
  • Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR
  • Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
  • McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
  • Memphis, TN-MS-AR
  • Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
  • New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA
  • North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL
  • Ocala, FL
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
  • Raleigh-Cary, NC
  • Richmond, VA
  • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Bakersfield-Delano, CA
  • Boise City-Nampa, ID
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
  • Fresno, CA
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA
  • Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
  • Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ
  • Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
  • Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
  • San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
  • Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
  • Stockton, CA
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Visalia-Porterville, CA

Find out if your area and your equipment or supply are included in the program.

More about the Competitive Bidding Program