What is pharmacy accreditation exemption for DMEPOS and how do I qualify?

Pharmacies that meet certain criteria may file an accreditation exemption statement with the NSC to seek exemption from the DMEPOS accreditation requirement. Pharmacy exemption information can be found on the NSC website.

The NSC recommends that “you continue accreditation until you have received notice of acceptance of your accreditation exemption statement from the NSC” because “if you are no longer accredited and do not qualify for the exemption, your Medicare billing privileges will be revoked.” We are not involved in the pharmacy exemption process and questions regarding pharmacy exemption should be directed to the NSC.

If you have received pharmacy exemption status from the NSC and no longer want to remain DMEPOS-accredited, inform us in writing.