Competitive Bidding
FAMES
THE Florida Association of Medical Equipment Services
2805  8th Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
 Phone (941) 746-7828
Email FloridaFAMES@aol.com


THE Florida Association of Medical Equipment Services
Serving the medical equipment industry continuously since 1982
THE Florida Association of Medical Equipment Services
2805  8th Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
 Phone (941) 746-7824

Email FloridaFAMES@aol.com
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     County / SMSA   
Duval / Jacksonville   Total Selected  75   Local Available  41   Local Selected  10     % Local 13.3%      
                                      CPAPEnteralHosp BedsWound TherapyOxygen Wheel ChairsSupport SurfacesWalkers
        Local Available       31       3013    17      301112       15
       Local Selected          7        5   2      3        5            2  0         1
        % Local       22.6%16.7%     15.4%        17.6%           16.7%              18.2%     0.0%    6.7%

Volusia / Deltona Daytona Beach Ormond Beach      Total Selected  64   Local Available  28   Local Selected  8    % Local  12.5%    
Total Selected  64        CPAPEnteralHosp BedsWound TherapyOxygen Wheel ChairsSupport SurfacesWalkers
        Local Available       31       2212    17      2711 9       11
       Local Selected          3        2   1      3        6            2 1         1
        % Local        9.7%  9.1%                 8.3%        17.6%           22.2%              18.2%     0.0%    9.1%

Brevard / Palm Bay Melbourne Titusville  Total Selected  57   Local Available  24   Local Selected  8     % Local 14.0%      
                                      CPAPEnteralHosp BedsWound TherapyOxygen Wheel ChairsSupport SurfacesWalkers
        Local Available       26       22  5    10      26 10 5       10
       Local Selected          3        4   2      3        7             2  0         1
        % Local      11.5%18.2%     40.0%        30.0%           26.9%              20.0%     0.0%    10.0% 

Marion / Ocala  Total Selected  67   Local Available  19   Local Selected  12     % Local 17.9%     
                                      CPAPEnteralHosp BedsWound TherapyOxygen Wheel ChairsSupport SurfacesWalkers
        Local Available       29       27  9    17      25 12 7       12
       Local Selected          7        6   2      3        9             2  0         2
        % Local      24.1%22.2%     22.2%        17.6%           36.0%              16.7%     0.0%   16.7%   

 Lee / Cape Coral Fort Myers  Total Selected  60   Local Available  35   Local Selected  3    % Local 5.0%     
                                      CPAPEnteralHosp BedsWound TherapyOxygen Wheel ChairsSupport SurfacesWalkers
        Local Available       32       20 8    12      25 12 5       10
       Local Selected          1        1            0      1        3             1 0         0
        % Local        3.1%5.0%       0.0%         8.3%           12.0%                  8.3%     0.0%   0.0%    

Polk / Lakeland Winter Haven  Total Selected  70   Local Available  25   Local Selected  7    % Local 10.0%     
                                      CPAPEnteralHosp BedsWound TherapyOxygen Wheel ChairsSupport SurfacesWalkers
        Local Available       30       23 15    12      33 13 9       14
       Local Selected          3        2              1      2        2             1 1         2
        % Local        10.0%5.0%       6.7%         16.7%           6.1%                  7.7%     11.1%         14.3%  

Manatee - Sarasota / North Port Bradenton Sarasota  Total Selected  62   Local Available  37   Local Selected  8    % Local 12.9%      
                                      CPAPEnteralHosp BedsWound TherapyOxygen Wheel ChairsSupport SurfacesWalkers
        Local Available       27       27 7    11      25 12 6       11
       Local Selected          2        2            2      3        4             3 0         2
        % Local        7.4%7.4%                28.6%        27.3%           16.0%               25.0%     0.0%           18.2%     

Hillsborough - Pinellas / Tampa  St Petersburg Clearwater  Total Selected  78   Local Available  121   Local Selected  17    % Local 21.8%  
                                      CPAPEnteralHosp BedsWound TherapyOxygen Wheel ChairsSupport SurfacesWalkers
        Local Available       38       30 27    19    41 17         12       17
       Local Selected          9        8              8      6               11             7 3         5
        % Local      23.7%7.4%                29.6%        31.6%          26.8%               41.2%    25.0%           29.4%   


Totals                                        Total Selected 533   Local Available  330  Local Selected  73    % Local 13.7% 
                                      CPAPEnteralHosp BedsWound TherapyOxygen Wheel ChairsSupport SurfacesWalkers
                    Local Available       244   201 96  115   232 98         65       100
       Local Selected          35      30          18              24                 47           205         14
        % Local        14.3%14.9                18.8%        20.9%          20.3%                 20.4%   7.7%               14.0%   


     
FAMES Analysis of Round 2 Bids for the state of Florida

The methodology is as follows:
  • Total Selected is the total of all the companies with winning bids in a specific SMSA
  • Locals Available is based based on the number of licensed HME companies in the SMSA which was generally the counties indicated.
  • Locals Selected is based on  number of local HME companies in the SMSA that received a winning bid which was generally the counties indicated. 
  • FAMES then spread that information using the same definitions across all the individual categories involved in the bids.
Listed below is the FAMES analysis of the Round 2 Bids
HIGHLIGHTS! or LOWLIGHTS!
  • Out of 533 total providers selected - Only 13.7% were local
  • Only 20.3% of the total winning O2 Bids had locations inside the SMSA's 
  • In several categories, there were NO local winners.
  • Lee County / Fort Myers Cape Coral had 5% local winners 
  • Tampa  St Petersburg Clearwater had 121 local providers available with 78 bids awarded and only 17 were local for a 21.8% of the awardees or actually 14% of the original 121 available
One link you must go to is the Medicare site at Medicare.gov
This link will provide you with the providers in your zip code. For the FAMES zip code our provider for CPAP is either 1.09 miles away or 2731 miles away. 
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