A guide to Medicare’s DMEPOS rules

By Robert S. Jasak, Esq, and Marty Krawczyk

Orthopaedic surgeons face increasing hurdles to provide DMEPOS to patients

Many orthopaedic surgeons provide durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) during the patient visit as a critical component of quality care. But on July 1, 2008, new rules went into effect that change how orthopaedic surgeons enroll in and bill for DMEPOS for Medicare patients.

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