What is an Alabama DMEPOS Bond?
Know what this bond is about and who should obtain it!
We all know how a DMEPOS Bond will benefit the Obligee, but do you know how you as a DME Supplier will benefit from this?
This surety bond will ensure that you will acquire and maintain your billing privileges. In fact, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will deny billing privileges to any DME supplier who fails to submit or maintain a DMEPOS bond.
The Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthodontics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Bond is required by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Non-compliance of the supplier to this CMS requirement will result in the revocation of the supplier’s medical billing privileges.
The DMEPOS bond is needed to safeguard the following:
- To avoid dishonest DME suppliers.
- To establish a better Medicare enrollment process to filter out legitimate DME suppliers.
What is the DMEPOS bond amount?
The surety bond’s minimum amount should be $50,000. The said bond amount is required for each National Provider Identifier (NPI).
One practice location requires one NPI. So for example, if you have ten practice locations, your bond amount will be $500,000.
High-Risk Suppliers may be required to pay a much higher bond amount. If a high-risk supplier has experienced any legal action taken against him within 10 years before enrollment or re-enrollment, the bond amount will be $50,000 for each incident.
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What are the DMEPOS bond conditions?
- The bond should be issued by a surety bond company that is authorized to conduct such business in Alabama
- The surety should pay the CMS any established claim within 30 days of receiving a written notice. The monetary compensation should be:
- The amount of any unpaid claim, plus accrued interest, for which the DMEPOS supplier is responsible.
- The amount of any unpaid claims, Civil Monetary Penalties (CMP), or assessments imposed by CMS or the OIG, plus accrued interest.
- The surety will be liable for any unpaid claims, CMPs, or assessments that occur during the bond’s term.
- CMS or its contractors may file a bond claim.
- The bond should be submitted to the National Supplier Clearinghouse (NSC).
- The DMEPOS bond shall remain valid until canceled. In case of cancellation, a 30-day notice is required.
How can I obtain this bond?
You can receive a DMEPOS bond by applying to us. If you’re ready to apply now, you may do so HERE! Don’t worry; we will guide you through the whole process!
You will be asked to submit pertinent information needed for the underwriting process. This will include the following:
- Your financial history
- Your job performance history
- Your credit score
Once done, we will issue the bond and send it to you immediately!
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