Competitive Bidding Program areas & items

You're affected by this program if you live in (or are visiting) certain areas of the country and you're getting an off-the-shelf (OTS) back or knee brace.

What equipment & supplies are included?

  • Off-the-shelf back braces
  • Off-the-shelf knee braces

What areas of the country are included?

You're affected by this program if you live in (or are visiting) certain areas. See the chart below.

Northeast
  • Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
  • Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA
  • Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA
  • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
  • Bristol County, MA
  • Bronx-Manhattan, NY
  • Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY
  • Camden, NJ
  • Elizabeth-Lakewood-New Brunswick, NJ
  • Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
  • Jersey City-Newark, NJ
  • Mercer County, PA
  • Nassau, Kings, Queens & Richmond Counties, NY
  • New Haven-Milford, CT
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Port Chester-White Plains-Yonkers, NY
  • Poughkeepsie-Newburgh- Middletown, NY
  • Providence, RI
  • Rochester, NY
  • Rockingham & Strafford Counties, NH
  • Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA
  • Springfield, MA
  • Suffolk County, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Wilmington, DE
Midwest
  • Akron, OH
  • Aurora-Elgin-Joliet, IL
  • Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland-Elyria, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Council Bluffs, IA
  • Dayton, OH
  • Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, & Union Counties, IN
  • Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
  • East St. Louis, IL
  • Flint, MI
  • Gary, IN
  • Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
  • Huntington, WV
  • Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
  • Jeffersonville-New Albany, IN
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Kansas City-Overland Park-Ottawa, KS
  • Kenosha County, WI
  • Lake & McHenry Counties, IL
  • Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN
  • Omaha, NE
  • Pierce & St. Croix Counties, WI
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Toledo, OH
  • Wichita, KS
  • Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH
South
  • Aiken & Edgefield Counties, SC
  • Arlington-Alexandria-Reston, VA
  • Asheville, NC
  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
  • Augusta-Richmond County, GA
  • Austin-Round Rock, TX
  • Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
  • Birmingham-Hoover, AL
  • Calvert, Charles & Prince George's Counties, MD
  • Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
  • Catoosa, Dade & Walker Counties, GA
  • Charleston-North Charleston, SC
  • Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Chester, Lancaster & York Counties, SC
  • Columbia, SC
  • Covington-Florence-Newport, KY
  • Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
  • Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL
  • El Paso, TX
  • Greensboro-High Point, NC
  • Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
  • Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
  • Jackson, MS
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
  • Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR
  • Louisville-Jefferson County, KY
  • McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
  • Memphis, TN
  • Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN
  • New Orleans-Metairie, LA
  • North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
  • Ocala, FL
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
  • Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Richmond, VA
  • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
  • Silver Spring-Rockville-Bethesda, MD
  • South Haven-Olive Branch, MS
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA
  • Washington, DC
West
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Boise City, ID
  • Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
  • Fresno, CA
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
  • Los Angeles County, CA
  • Orange County, CA
  • Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
  • Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
  • Portland-Hillsboro-Beaverton, OR
  • Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
  • Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA
  • Salt Lake City,UT
  • San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
  • San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA
  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
  • Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
  • Stockton-Lodi, CA
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Visalia-Porterville, CA

 

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

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