How to Become a Medicare DME Supplier

If you want to become a Medicare DME supplier of DMEPOS items, follow the next five steps. For more detailed information on Medicare Enrollment Guide for DMEPOS suppliers, visit the CMS website .


Complete the DMEPOS Accreditation Process

A CMS-approved accreditation organization needs to verify you meet the required DMEPOS Quality Standards. Read about the supplier standards here. This organization will also conduct unplanned, occasional site visits. 

To find an accredited organization


You will Need an NPI for Each Location

If you don’t have one already, you will need to apply for an NPI for each practice location. NPI’s are issued through the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System, and you can apply on their website . 


National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC) Stay in Contact with the

The NSC handles all DMEPOS supplier applications. You can check with them for your enrollment status. 


Complete Your Medicare Enrollment Application and Pay the Fee

You will need to complete the enrollment application using the PECOS’s online system. Access them through their website here, and you can pay the fee


Post a DMEPOS Surety Bond

You will need to post a $50,000 surety bond to the NSC. The surety bond could be a higher amount if you have more than one NPI you maintain. The U.S. Department of the Treasury maintains a

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The Need for Specialized Billing Agencies

We have collaborated with Pedors Shoes with the billing process for providers in the diabetic footwear sector. Through an interview, company President Stephen O’Hare shared his opinion on the need for billing agencies based on his experience with his business.

Many qualified and critical Pedorthists have gone out of business due to the recession. On top of this, there were recent additions to documentation requirements for diabetic shoes and inserts that made providers discontinue the business because of their fear denials and audits. As result, patients needing diabetic shoes no longer have access to this product.

For Pedors Shoes, our expertise in DMEPOS billing can help in addressing the shortfall in the number of qualified providers which can reduce the denial of claims drastically.

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