CMS Announces Accreditation Deadline (with Exceptions)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have set the deadline for DME suppliers to be accredited in order to bill Medicare Part B: Sept. 30, 2009. The announcement came at a Special Open Door Forum on Dec. 19.

CMS did not, however, announce the “grace period” accreditation deadline for new suppliers as expected, or the deadline for suppliers planning to participate in the second round of competitive bidding. CMS representatives said more information, and presumably more deadline announcements, would be forthcoming.

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This article originally appeared in the January 2008 issue of HME Business.

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