DMEPOS Bond for Dentists

Bond Penalty: Starts at $50,000

In November of 2018, Medicare promulgated rules requiring dental sleep medicine (DSM) practitioners to file a DMEPOS bond. If a dental professional is enrolled with the program as a durable medical equipment supplier or is in the process of applying, the business must provide the surety bond to the National Supplier Clearinghouse no later than sixty days from receipt of notice of the deficiency (enrolled) or thirty days (enrolling). Dental sleep medicine professionals will no longer be exempt from the bonding requirement.

Pursuant to 42 CFR § 424.57:

  • A DMEPOS supplier enrolling in the Medicare program, making a change in ownership, or responding to a revalidation or reenrollment request must submit to the CMS contractor a surety bond from an authorized surety of $50,000 and, if required by the CMS contractor, an elevated bond amount as described in paragraph (d)(3) of this section with its paper or electronic Medicare enrollment application (CMS-855S, OMB number 0938-1056). The term of the initial surety bond must be effective on the date that the application is submitted to the CMS contractor.
  • A supplier that seeks to become an enrolled DMEPOS supplier through a purchase or transfer of assets or ownership interest must submit to the CMS contractor surety bond from an authorized surety of $50,000 and, if required by the CMS contractor, an elevated bond amount as described in paragraph (d)(3) of this section that is effective from the date of the purchase or transfer in order to exercise billing privileges as of that date. If the bond is effective at a later date, the effective date of the new DMEPOS supplier billing privileges is the effective date of the surety bond as validated by the CMS contractor.
  • A DMEPOS supplier enrolling a new practice location must submit to the CMS contractor a new surety bond from an authorized surety or an amendment or rider to the existing bond, showing that the new practice location is covered by an additional base surety bond of $50,000 or, as necessary, an elevated surety bond amount as described in paragraph (d)(3) of this section.

The DMEPOS bond for dental professionals must guarantee that the surety will within 30 days of receiving written notice of a claim which contains sufficient evidence to establish the surety's liability, pay to CMS a total of up to the full penal sum of the bond in the following amounts:

(A) The amount of any unpaid claim, plus accrued interest, for which the DMEPOS supplier is responsible.
(B) The amount of any unpaid claims, CMPs, or assessments imposed by CMS or OIG on the DMEPOS supplier, plus accrued interest.
(ii) The bond must provide the following: The surety is liable for unpaid claims, CMPs, or assessments that occur during the term of the bond.

Bonds should be filed with the Medicare Administrative Contractor as follows:

National Supplier Clearinghouse
DMEPOS Bond Filing
P.O. Box 100142
Columbia, SC 29202

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