Medical Billing DME | DMEPOS EXEMPTIONS for Accreditation and Surety | For Physicians, Non-Physicians, Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapists

Medical Billing DME

I publish this article on my blog because many had been asking me for an answer – “Who are exempted from the DMEPOS from accreditation and/or surety bond?” for medical billing DME

This article will focus only on Physicians/Non-Physician Practitioners and PT/OT Services Providers:

According to the current guideline, the following are exempted:

1. Physicians
2. Physician Assistants
4. Registered Nutritionists and Dieticians
5. Certified Midwife
6. Clinicial Social Worker
7. Clinical Psychologist

**** But you need to be guided that items are provided and rendered to your own patients as a part of your own services!

The Occupational and Physical Therapists are also Exempted from the accreditation process and surety bond only if ….

1. The PT/OT solely own and operates the business office;
2. You provide and rendered the items/services only to your own patients as
part of professional services rendered;
3. You can only bill for orthotics, prosthetics and supplies.

Additionally, I know that CHIROPRACTORS are NOT exempted from accreditation.

Medical Billing DME

Kindly see chart below which I have uploaded from =>> and is last updated August 2009.
As far as I know, there are no new changes on this guideline.

Should you need help on how to complete a CMS-855s DMEPOS Form for
your practice, contact me and I will help you.

Read more about the Surety Bond Exemptions here –
Read more about the Accreditation Requirements here –

CMS Form for DMEPOS CMS-855S – Download here! CMS 855s Form for DMEPOS Supplier Application for Medicare


Useful References for DME Billing



Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Supplier Standards – (please copy and paste the link)

Medicare Enrollment Form for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Suppliers – (please copy and paste the link) –

Medicare Durable Equipment Claims Processing Manual

If you would like to know on how you can increase revenue in your practice by becoming a DME Medicare Supplier based on the necessity shown above and as long as you provide them as a part of your patients services, CALL ME and I will show you how.

Interesting read, CLICK HERE —

Why Physicians Medical Practice Cannot Make More Money


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