CMS proposes rule revising DMEPOS supplier standards

January 29, 2008

CMS proposes rule to revise DMEPOS supplier standards

CMS announced in the Federal Register of January 25 a proposed rule that clarifies, expands, and adds to the existing enrollment requirements that durable medical equipment and prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) providers must meet to establish and maintain billing privileges in the Medicare program. CMS is revising certain standards to ensure that DMEPOS suppliers understand how CMS interprets the DMEPOS supplier standards. CMS is also proposing several new standards. CMS believes that these revisions and additions would help to ensure that legitimate DMEPOS suppliers are furnishing items of DMEPOS to Medicare beneficiaries. Comments must be received no later than 5 pm on March 25. To submit comments, go to