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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.

New Quality Standards Requirement

Background - 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

Deemed Accreditation Organizations (as of 2006-12-07)

The CMS HHS 'Competitive Acquisition for DMEPOS Providers' Overview page on the CMS web site provides a PDF version of this list.

    Approved for Categories: All products and services described in Section 1834(a)(13) of the Act, Prosthetic devices, orthotics and prosthetics described in Section 1834(h) of the Act; and items described in Section 1842(s) (2) of the Act.
  • National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
    Approved for Categories: DME Diabetic Products and Supplies, Enteral and Parenteral Nutrients and Supplies, Off the shelf products and supplies – Respiratory, Urological, Mobility Aids, Wound Care, and Medical Non Custom Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Board of Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification
    Approved for Categories: All orthotics, prosthetics, pedorthics; DME, All Respiratory and POV
  • The Compliance Team, Inc
    Approved for Categories: All mail order and home delivery durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies; Home dialysis supplies; therapeutic shoes and inserts
  • American Board for Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc. -
    Approved for Categories: Comprehensive orthotics, comprehensive prosthetics, prefabricated custom fitted orthotics, post mastectomy prosthetics, non-custom therapeutic shoes, comprehensive therapeutic shoes, ocular prosthetics, facial prosthetics, somatic prosthetics, Ancillary assistive ambulatory devices (canes, walkers, crutches) for those suppliers who qualify for O&P accreditation
  • The National Board of Accreditation for Orthotic Suppliers -
    Approved for Categories: Orthotics – custom fabricated, Orthotics – non-customized, Orthotics – custom, Custom and non-customized prosthetics
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
    Approved for Categories: Wheelchairs, Prosthetic Devices (including those devices (other than dental) that replace all or part of an internal body organ; Orthotics and prosthetics, including leg, arm, back, and neck braces, artificial legs, arms and eyes, and extra depth shoes with inserts or custom molded soles with inserts; therapeutic shoes; DMEPOS covered by Appendix B (ie. Manual wheelchairs and power mobility devices, including complex rehab and assistive technology) and Appendix C (ie. Custom fabricated custom fitted, custom made orthotics, prosthetic devices somatic, ocular and facial prosthetics, and therapeutic shoes and inserts)
  • Community Health Accreditation Program
    Approved for Categories: Diabetic Supplies, Cane, Crutches, Walkers, Commode Chairs, Hospital beds, Traction Equipment
    ... Appendix A: Respiratory equipment, supplies, and services, Oxygen concentrators, reservoirs, high-pressure cylinders, oxygen accessories and supplies, oxygen conserving devices, Home Invasive Mechanical Ventilators, Continuous Positive Airway Devices (RAD), Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing Devices, Nebulizers
    ... Appendix B: Manual Wheelchairs and Power Mobility Devices, including complex rehab and assistive technology, PMDs: Power wheelchairs, power operated vehicles and accessories, Manual wheelchairs, standard recliners, heavy-duty wheelchairs, standard lightweight wheelchairs, hemi wheelchairs, armrests, leg rests/footplates
    ... Appendix C: Custom fabricated custom fitted, custom made orthotics, prosthetic devices, somatic, ocular and facial prosthetics, and therapeutic shoes and inserts
  • HealthCare Quality Association on Accreditation
    Approved for Categories: All DME and Custom Orthotics
  • Director of Clinical Compliance and Accreditation Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc.
    Approved for Categories: All DME, Respiratory, Orthotics, Rehabilitation Technology Supplier and Medical Supply Provider Suppliers can call the deemed organizations directly based on the information given on this website.

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