How long is DMEPOS accreditation valid, and how often are surveys performed?
DMEPOS accreditation is valid for 3 years, and accredited pharmacies must undergo an annual compliance review in years 2 and 3. Additionally, CMS requires DMEPOS suppliers to undergo an unannounced survey once every 3 years following accreditation to evaluate performance and ensure compliance with CMS quality standards.
Our staff performs ongoing compliance monitoring during the accreditation cycle, which may involve an unannounced on-site survey. Complaints from beneficiaries, regulatory agencies, or CMS, as well as changes in critical operations or business structure (eg, ownership change), could also prompt an unannounced on-site survey.