DMEPOS Application Essentials

Medicare DMEPOS Enrollment HelpFul Tips

Here are a few key things to remember when submitting an application to enroll your business in the DMEPOS (Durable Medical Equipment and Prosthetics/Orthotics). The applications required for enrolling a business or new location is the 855s if doing the application on paper.  You can also complete this enrollment application on PECOS which is recommended in most cases.

  • Remember that you need to send a complete application in for each new service location regardless if your business is already enrolled in DMEPOS at one of your current locations.
  • If you are a part B provider (i.e. Physician Office) and plan to enroll in DMEPOS, you must first complete the enrollment process for PART B prior to sending your application in for DMEPOS.medicare enrollment dme
  • All signatures and dates must be original, no copies are accepted and blue ink is preferred unless being done on PECOS.
  • You must have a working phone number at the location you wish to enroll because they will try to call. Currently they are not accepting VOIP or cell phones as your primary landline.
  • You will need to have comprehensive liability insurance for your facility and NSC must be listed as certificate holder with the address below.
  • There is a fee requirement for all new enrollees or new address additions.
    • The fee is currently $599 for 2021
  • There are accreditation requirements if you plan to provide DMEPOS to non-patients or if you are not on the exemption list available here
    • If you are not exempt from accreditation then you will need to be accredited and obtain a $50,000 surety bond.
  • The receipt when paying your fee for DMEPOS must be provided when you send your application in or it will be returned.
  • You CANNOT hold DMEPOS claims and be paid for them, so make sure to write scripts for what your patients need until your approval letter arrives.
  • Each location receives a unique supplier ID
  • Here is the link where you can pay your fee if you do not require a surety bond: Medicare Fee Payment Website.
National Supplier Clearinghouse is a division of Palmetto GBA and handles the DMEPOS applications for Medicare. The National Supplier Clearinghouse or NSC, is the enrollment center for all Supplier enrollment applications in the United States. Part B enrollment is split into jurisdictions but for NSC they handle all applications. 

National Supplier Clearinghouse Contact Information:


You may also call the National Supplier Clearinghouse toll-free at 866.237.9652 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ET to reach a customer service representative. The automated response system is available 24 hours a day.

To check your application status, you can use their online portal available here

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National Supplier Clearinghouse
Palmetto GBA
P.O. Box 100142
Columbia, SC 29202-3142

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Palmetto GBA
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Camden, SC 29020