CMS has announced 2017 Medicare fee schedule rates for durable medical equipment (DME) prosthetic orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) furnished in non-competitive bidding areas. The calendar year 2017 DMEPOS update factor is 0.7 percent, although other specific coding and pricing policies are applied to numerous types of DMEPOS items, as detailed in a CMS transmittal.

In addition, CMS has posted the 2017 update to the Medicare clinical lab fee schedule. Note that Medicare clinical lab rates are not established under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) framework until January 1, 2018.