On May 22, 2014, CMS released a Proposed Rule setting out a prior authorization process for certain types durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies, or “DMEPOS” items, which CMS says are “frequently subject to unnecessary utilization.”  According to CMS’s website, the Proposed Rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on May 28, 2014, with comments due by July 28, 2014.