DMEPOS Suppliers Beware: Operational Changes May Be Required to Avoid Revocation

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CMS continues its efforts to reign in fraudulent suppliers, catching legitimate businesses in the net that it casts. On August 27, 2010, CMS released final regulations "Medicare Program; Establishing Additional Medicare Durable Medical

Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Supplier Enrollment Safeguards [PDF]," which expand and clarify the supplier standards. Although CMS certified that "this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial

number of small entities," many non-retail specialty suppliers may disagree. CMS determined it could provide this certification since the regulations "are primarily procedural and do not require DMEPOS suppliers to incur additional operating costs." Ober|Kaler's Donna J. Senft explains.

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