On March 17, 2009, CMS will hold a Special Open Door Forum to discuss the implementation of surety bond requirements for certain DMEPOS suppliers. During this call, CMS staff will discuss:

  • Key provisions of the January 2, 2009 Final Rule,
  • Exemptions to the surety bond requirement,
  • Implementation dates,
  • The definition of a final adverse action, and
  • Elevated surety bond amounts.