As of early November 2021, waivers concerning Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Supplier Standards have been lifted:
- Supplier standard #9 - Business Phone, maintains a primary business telephone that is operating at the appropriate site listed under the name of the business locally or toll-free for beneficiaries.
- Supplier standard #30 - Minimum hours of operation, except as specified in paragraph (c)(30)(ii) of this section, is open to the public a minimum of 30 hours per week.
Enrolled and newly enrolling suppliers are expected to meet all DMEPOS supplier standards. For more information, go to NSC - Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Supplier Standards (palmettogba.com).
Also note the following:
- The NSC resumed normal site visit activity. Therefore, any enrollment application received will not be finalized until a site visit is conducted.
- CMS has resumed revalidation activities in a phased approach for existing providers and suppliers that missed their revalidation due date during the PHE. Revalidation letters were sent in November 2021 with due dates in early 2022.