Enroll as a DMEPOS Supplier

Enroll as a DMEPOS Supplier

Suppliers who receive Medicare reimbursement for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) are required to:

  • Obtain DMEPOS accreditation from a CMS-approved organization
  • Enroll in the Medicare program as a DMEPOS Supplier
  • Post a surety bond to the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC)

If your business doesn’t dispense or furnish DMEPOS, you should use the Medicare Enrollment Guide for Providers & Suppliers.

If you’re enrolling a hospital, critical care facility, skilled nursing facility, home health agency, hospice, or other similar institution, you should refer to the Medicare Enrollment Guide for Institutional Providers.

Medicare Enrollment Guide
for DMEPOS Suppliers

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Step 1: Obtain DMEPOS Accreditationi

The CMS-approved accreditation organization will verify that your business meets the required DMEPOS Quality Standards (PDF) and conduct periodic, unannounced site visits. Find a CMS-approved accreditation organization (PDF).

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Step 2: Get an NPI for Each Practice Locationii

If you already have an NPI for each practice location, skip this step and proceed to Step 3.

NPIs are issued through the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System (NPPES). You can apply for an NPI on the NPPES website. Not sure if you have an NPI for each practice location? Search the NPI Registry.

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Step 3: Complete the Enrollment Application

Enroll using PECOS,iii the online Medicare enrollment system. PECOS has video and print tutorials and will walk you through your enrollment to ensure your information is accurate. Complete the online PECOS application.

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Step 4: Pay the Medicare Application Fee

The Medicare Application Fee for 2020 is $595. You can pay the fee on the PECOS Medicare Fee Payment page.

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Step 5: Work with the NSC

The NSC processes all Medicare applications for DMEPOS suppliers. You can check in with the NSC regarding your enrollment status. Contact the NSC.

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Step 6: Post a Surety Bond to the NSC

DMEPOS suppliers are required to post a surety bond in the amount of $50,000 for each NPI they maintain. Post a Surety Bond.

Keep Your Information Current

It’s important to keep your enrollment information up to date. To avoid having your Medicare billing privileges revoked, be sure to report any change within 30 days. Changes include, but are not limited to:

  • a change in ownership
  • an adverse legal action
  • a change in practice location

If you applied online, you can keep your information up to date in PECOS. If you applied using the paper application, you will need to submit your form to update information.

Need Help with Your Enrollment?

The NSC can help you navigate the enrollment process and answer questions about your application. Contact the NSC.

 

i Certain professionals may be exempt from the DMEPOS accreditation requirement. Contact the NSC for more information.
ii This does not apply to sole proprietorships.
iii If you’re unable to apply online using PECOS, you can use a paper application form.

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12/01/2020 01:10 PM