DMEPOS Order Requirements for Changing Suppliers
On April 24, 2017 the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service issued CR 9886
Change Request (CR) 9886 instructs MACs to accept timely orders and medical documentation (so long as it meets Medicare requirements), regardless of whether the supplier received the documentation directly from the beneficiary’s eligible practitioner or from another, transferring supplier.
This Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services instruction applies to all suppliers and would permit MACs to accept timely orders and medical documentation, regardless of whether the supplier received the documentation directly from the beneficiary’s eligible practitioner or from a transferring supplier.
It reminds all suppliers that a NEW ORDER is required in the following situations:
- There is a change in the order for the accessory, supply, drug, and so forth
- On a regular basis (even if there is no change in the order) only if it is so specified in the documentation section of a particular medical policy
- When an item is replaced
- When there is a change in the supplier, if the recipient supplier did not obtain a valid
- order for the DMEPOS item from the transferring supplier.