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DME Vendor Accreditation

CMS Offers DME Accreditation, Supplier Tools

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently released several DME provider/supplier products, including a DME accreditation fact sheet, a quality standards for DME suppliers fact sheet, and a booklet on how pharmacies can obtain a DME accreditation exemption. To order, go to the MLN Products page by clicking here.

Quality Standards Requirement

Section 302(a) (1) of the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) requires the Secretary to establish and implement quality standards for suppliers to be applied by recognized independent accreditation organizations.Suppliers must comply with the quality standards in order to furnish any Durable Medical Equipment (DME), prosthetic device, prosthetic, or orthotic item or service for which Part B makes payment, and also in order to receive or retain a provider or supplier billing number used to submit claims for reimbursement for any such item or service for which payment can be made by Medicare.

Visit the Competitive Acquisition for DMEPOS page on the CMS HHS web.

CMS HHS Press Release

CMS HHS Internet Resources for DMEPOS Providers

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