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$505 enrollment fee added for providers who supply, bill for DME

Effective May 5, 2011
Published May 9, 2011

You face a hefty $505 per-provider fee as of March 25 when you enroll in Medicare as a supplier, even when you are revalidating an existing enrollment. Any physician or non-physician practitioner (NPP) practice that provides durable medical equipment (DME), prosthetics, orthotics and supplies to beneficiaries that are billed using DME codes and are paid on the DME fee schedule needs to be enrolled as a DME provider, and they will be affected by the $505 fee if they are newly enrolling as a DME provider or if they are revalidating their DME enrollment, experts say.


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