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FAQs on the NABP DMEPOS (Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies) Accreditation Program

» APRIL 10, 2007 - CMS has issued a final rule establishing a competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) furnished to Medicare beneficiaries under Part B. The law requires that competition under the program begin in 2007 in 10 of the largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), 80 of the largest MSAs in 2009, and additional areas after 2009. Because CMS received more than 2,000 comments on the proposed rule and because the rule is extremely complex, the agency has extended the time line for publication of the final rule until April 30. Diabetic supplies provided by community pharmacies are not included in the competitive bidding process -- however, diabetic supplies provided by mail order are subject to competitive bidding. Click here for a copy of the final rule.


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American Association for Homecare 

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Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

American Medical Association 

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Center for Disease Control & Prevention

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NC Association of Medical Equipment Services

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