MEDICARE IMPOSES STRONGER PROTECTIONS ON MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS

New Rule Strengthens Supplier Enrollment Standards to Help Prevent Fraud

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)  issued a final rule representing another step to increase protections for Medicare and beneficiaries from potentially fraudulent suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS). 

The new regulation enhances Medicare enrollment standards for DMEPOS suppliers by adding several new standards and strengthening existing standards that suppliers must meet before being able to furnish equipment and supplies to Medicare beneficiaries. These new and stronger standards will help to reduce fraud in Medicare and provide beneficiaries with additional assurance that they are being served by legitimate suppliers who meet Medicare’s standards.

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Please click here for the Federal Register   Federal Register – 8-27-10 – 2010-21354