Ensure that you meet the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements to gain Medicare Part B billing privileges through our reliable, cost-effective durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) accreditation. NABP’s DMEPOS Pharmacy Accreditation is a three-year accreditation that is best suited for pharmacies that distribute DMEPOS products and services. This accreditation proudly shows Medicare beneficiaries who visit your pharmacy that they receive quality products, services, and patient care associated with DMEPOS products.
Whether NABP accreditation is new for your business or you are already NABP accredited and are looking to expand your portfolio, our processes simplify your journey toward DMEPOS Pharmacy Accreditation.
Apply for DMEPOS Pharmacy Accreditation as a stand-alone program or maximize your investment by creating a comprehensive compliance package for one streamlined, cost-effective accreditation process.
How do I get started?
The first step in the process is to confirm that the program meets your pharmacy’s needs and that your pharmacy is able to demonstrate compliance with the eligibility requirements, standards, and on-site survey. Once you deem you are ready for accreditation, you will need to apply. Once your application, supplemental documentation, and fees have been received, we will:
Review your Policies & Procedures (P&Ps) and supplemental documents
Verify pharmacy & pharmacist licensure
Conduct an unannounced on-site survey of your pharmacy
Interested in learning more?
Practices that demonstrate compliance and high-quality patient care can earn this voluntary accreditation and better position their business to patients. Complete the accreditation form to request more information.
To apply for an NABP accreditation, businesses must meet basic eligibility requirements. To avoid unnecessary delays, review the DMEPOS Pharmacy Accreditation eligibility requirements below to determine if you are qualified to apply.
- Must be a licensed pharmacy operating in the United States, with current and active licenses in good standing, in all jurisdictions in which it is conducting business (unless licensure is not required by law) and serving predominately human patients
- Business location must not be a personal residence, and must be operational in all its activities for at least 30 days and in compliance with all state regulations, laws, and rules applicable to the business
- Business must have a licensed pharmacist (ie, responsible person/pharmacist-in-charge) in full and actual charge of the pharmacy operations and personnel
- Pharmacy must have more than 10 human customers for which there are billed prescriptions. (Note: billed prescriptions do not need to be for Medicare customers)
- Licensed pharmacy is seeking DMEPOS Pharmacy Accreditation for DMEPOS Products Approved for Accreditation by NABP
NABP’s DMEPOS Pharmacy Accreditation Standards are inclusive of the CMS Quality Standards. The Quality Standards are guidelines used by the CMS-approved accrediting organizations to which suppliers must comply to attain DMEPOS Pharmacy accreditation. The DMEPOS Pharmacy Accreditation Standards Overview provides a brief introduction to the set of standards a pharmacy must meet to achieve accreditation. Download the DMEPOS Pharmacy Accreditation Standards Overview. Applicants will receive an NABP DMEPOS P&P Assessment that details focus points for each document to assist in P&P development.
Learn more about the DMEPOS Pharmacy Accreditation:
- Drugs Associated with Durable Medical Equipment
- Items Subject to CMS Quality Standards
- DMEPOS Products Approved for Accreditation by NABP
- Competitive Bidding
Get started on your path to accreditation by following the steps below:
- Confirm your eligibility
- Review the Standards Summary to confirm that the program meets your business’s needs
- Create and complete a business e-Profile account:
- Review the information needed when creating your business e-Profile
- Read the basic instructions on creating a new business e-Profile
- Use this guide to request access to additional Business e-Profile Accounts, after creating your initial e-Profile
- Once your request has been submitted, it may take up to 3 business days for processing. You can track the status of your request in e-Profile.
- Gather appropriate supporting documents
- Submit the application for one or multiple accreditations
Use the link to log in to NABP e-Profile and start the application process. For basic instructions on submitting your application, read the Application Basics document.
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Log in to your business e-Profile account and visit the Instructions and FAQs section to access pricing. Don’t have an account? Create your free business e-Profile account today.
Maintaining DMEPOS Pharmacy Accreditation
- DMEPOS Pharmacy accreditation is issued for a three-year term. NABP requires an annual compliance review and program participation fees in year two and year three.
- Following year three, a full reaccreditation must be completed.
- Compliance reviews and reaccreditation are conducted to determine eligibility for continued accreditation.
Prior to your accreditation anniversary date, NABP provides guidelines for completing annual compliance reviews and reaccreditation.
DMEPOS suppliers must be reaccredited before the current accreditation expires. Unless a pharmacy has received a pharmacy accreditation exemption confirmation from the NSC, we encourage suppliers to seek reaccreditation for a new, three-year period during the third year of your pharmacy’s DMEPOS accreditation. NABP will contact its DMEPOS-accredited pharmacies prior to the expiration date of their current three-year accreditation to begin the reaccreditation process. Accredited suppliers are also welcome to contact us any time to begin the process.
A Note About Revoked Accreditations: If accreditation is revoked because annual participation fees or reaccreditation fees are not paid, the NSC will revoke the Medicare billing number. If a supplier does not respond to the NSC’s revocation notice and the corrective action plan during the revocation process, the supplier will be suspended for one year from the Medicare program.