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April 12, 2021

Medicare DMEPOS Improper Inpatient Payments

DMEPOS items provided to an eligible Medicare inpatient are generally furnished directly by the facility or under arrangements between the facility and the supplier. Normally, Medicare makes no supplier payment.

In a recent reportExternal PDF, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) determined that Medicare improperly paid suppliers for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) items provided during inpatient stays.

Review the Medicare DMEPOS Improper Inpatient PaymentsExternal PDF fact sheet for more information about

  • Federal regulations for payments to hospitals and other Part A facilities
  • Improper inpatient DMEPOS payments
  • Inpatient DMEPOS deliveries before discharge
  • Additional resources


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