The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that will exempt physicians and other licensed health care professionals from the current accreditation requirements for suppliers of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS).

Since March 1, 2008, CMS has applied accreditation requirements to physicians and licensed health care professionals who submit new enrollment applications, including those who add an additional location to their practice.

Comprehensive information about the DMEPOS program is online at