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Are Your Patients Receiving Letters That Their Supplier Hasn’t Met Medicare Requirements?

(November 4, 2009)

Notify CMS

In the past several weeks, some Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) suppliers, including some home infusion pharmacies, have been contacted by Medicare patients that they received a letter from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) stating that "their supplier hasn’t yet met the new requirements to become Medicare-approved."

In some cases it appears that these letters have been received by patients being serviced by DMEPOS suppliers who, in fact, did meet the deadlines for DMEPOS accreditation and surety bonding as verified by the National Supplier Clearinghouse.

The Jurisdiction D Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractor Advisory Council has issued a notice explaining that CMS has been made aware that there are problems and that CMS has committed to send corrective letters to patients if CMS is notified by suppliers who have met the requirements.

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