Clarification on CMS final rules revising DMEPOS supplier safeguards
An article published March 19 in HomeCare Monday and entitled “CMS issues final rule revising DMEPOS supplier safeguards” used unclear language in stating licensing requirements for providers subcontracting through the Competitive Bidding Program. The article should have stated that the rule requires that suppliers who are awarded competitive bidding contracts must have all appropriate state licenses AND may use licensed subcontractors. An earlier version of the rule said that primary contractors were required to be licensed OR may use a licensed subcontractor. The rule clarifies that both parties must hold appropriate licenses. The article failed to state that clearly. The text of the rule is available in the Federal Register.