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.