Updated Information Regarding DMEPOS Enrollment Fees

Section 6401(a) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires the secretary to impose a fee on certain Medicare suppliers. The fee is to be used by the secretary to cover the cost of program integrity efforts including the cost of screening associated with provider enrollment processes, including those under section 1866(j) and section 1128J of the Social Security Act. The application fee can be submitted by debit card, credit card or electronic check through the Internet-based PECOS system. All DMEPOS suppliers (including physicians and non-physician practitioners) completing the CMS-855S enrollment application or presenting enrollment information via Internet-based PECOS are subject to the fee for the following:

  • New locations
  • Additional locations
  • Revalidations
  • Reactivations

Applications will not be processed until funds are cleared. For additional information, read the MLN Matters Article (PDF, 128 KB) outlining specific details of the rule.

Last Updated: 12/06/2016