durable medical equipment, prosthetics,orthotics and supplies (dmepos) order requirements

On January 17, 2023, a second Federal Register Notice was published that announced 10 additional orthoses that will require a face-to-face encounter and written order prior to delivery as a condition of payment. Therefore, effective April 17, 2023, a total of 63 items are now on the face-to-face encounter and written order prior to delivery List.

Standardized DMEPOS Written Order/Prescription

Any Medicare provider or supplier that writes DMEPOS orders or prescriptions will now use a standard set of elements that will be applicable to all DMEPOS items.

  • Beneficiary name or Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) Number
  • Description of the item
  • Quantity, if applicable
  • Treating practitioner name or National Provider Identifier (NPI)
  • Date of the order
  • Treating practitioner signature

The treating practitioner must submit the complete written order to the supplier prior to submitting a claim for Medicare payment.

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