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What is a DMEPOS Bond?

DMEPOS Bonds are required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of all providers and suppliers of “durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and suppliers”, if they intend to bill Medicare for the equipment.

This $50,000 bond was put in place to offer legal protection against malpractice or fraud committed by bonded physicians or medical practitioners. Our agency has a variety of programs designed to get all types of DMEPOS providers and suppliers approved at excellent rates.

Questions about Medicare Bonds

How much does a Medicare Bond cost?

Annual premium amounts are determined based on owner personal credit. Providers with stellar credit may be eligible for standard market rates, which range from 1% to 3% of the bond amount ($500 to $1,500). If the principal has a low credit score, or derogatory items on their credit report, annual premium typically ranges between 5% to 12% of the bond amount.

Can I get a DMEPOS Bond if I have bad credit?

Yes. While many sureties only offer quotes to customers with stellar credit, Lance Surety has a variety of Medicare Bond programs that allows us to approve over 99% of applicants instantly through our online application. Your annual premium will depend on your individual credit profile, but we’re able to offer very aggressive rates.

How do Medicare (DMEPOS) Bonds work?

Any DMEPOS supplier or provider that intends to bill Medicare for equipment must get bonded with a surety company. The bond is posted with the CMS (the obligee) to ensure compliance with their regulations. DMEPOS bonds guarantee that all claims submitted to Medicare are legitimate, and help cut down on fraudulent behavior. In exchange for annual premium, the surety provides a financial guarantee to the CMS that any potential claims will be rectified. If the surety ends up paying out on a claim, the bonded supplier or provider will be required to reimburse them for the cost of the claim.

Will a DMEPOS Bond cover multiple locations?

Not necessarily. A bond must be purchased for every location that has it’s own National Provider Identifier (NPI). If you have multiple locations with different NPIs, and would like to cut down on additional paperwork, you may be able to have all of your locations listed on the same bond form. This can be achieved by having the surety issue one single bond with an addendum listing out each location.

What information must be provided for Medicare Bonds?

In order to receive a quote, basic information regarding the company, owners and type of bond required must be provided. However, before the original DMEPOS bond can be created, applicants must be provide the following to the surety company:

  1. Principal Legal Name
  2. Address of DMEPOS Supplier
  3. Principal Tax ID No. (TIN)
  4. National Provider I.D. (NPI)
  5. NSC/PTAN No. (if supplier has one)

State requirements

Some states have further requirements for some professionals in the healthcare field. For example, in addition to requiring medicaid provider bonds, Florida requires that home medical equipment providers post a bond too.

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We offer all types of surety bonds in all 50 states. If you can't find your bond in the table below, select "General business license or permit bond (not listed otherwise)" and start your application.
Federal Government Suppliers of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetic Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Apply Now
Florida Medicaid Provider Surety EDS Provider Enrollment, 2671 Apply Now
Florida MEDICAID PROVIDER SURETY EDS Provider Enrollment Apply Now
Indiana Medicaid Bond Indiana Family and Social Services Apply Now
Indiana Medicaid Transportation Provider Bond Family and Social Services Administration Apply Now
Minnesota DMEPOS Bond MN Dept of Human Services Apply Now
Texas Medicaid Provider Bond Medicaid & Health Partnership Apply Now

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Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc. is a Pennsylvania-based surety bond agency that offers bonding at competitive rates in all 50 states. Established in 2010, our company has grown to become one of the top online bond producers in the country. Working exclusively with A-rated and T-listed bonding companies gives us the confidence to offer a 100% money-back guarantee. read more

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