Are all DMEPOS suppliers required to be accredited?


Answer:
DMEPOS suppliers choosing to obtain/maintain Medicare billing privileges must be accreditated by a CMS authorized accrediting organization. 

Those suppliers exempt from accreditation are:

  • Suppliers providing drug and pharmaceuticals only
  • Physicians, including dentists
  • Audiologists
  • Optometrists
  • Orthotists
  • Prosthetists, including occularists
  • Opticians
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists

Exempt suppliers are reminded accreditation exemptions only extend to the normal scope of services for the supplier specialty. Any products or services provided outside the normal range of services will require accreditation to obtain/maintain Medicare billing privileges.



Last Updated: 03/15/2022