Medicare / Medicaid Bond (CMS/DMEPOS)
Medicare / Medicaid Bond (CMS/DMEPOS) InformationThe Medicare Surety Bond, also known as Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Bond (DMEPOS bond) is required by the federal government for all DMEPOS suppliers and manufacturers. Personal care agencies may also be required to obtain this bond, depending on state regulations. This bond is also referred to as a medicare bond and a medicaid bond. This $50,000 bond requirement has been in place since a 2009 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulation took effect in hopes of eliminating malpractice. It protects the government from DMEPOS suppliers and manufacturers who engage in medical billing fraud and exploit the medicare system. It also protects patients who’ve been sold unnecessary medical equipment. By instituting the Medicare (DMEPOS) surety bond requirement, CMS has sought to reduce the number of malpractice cases. An additional aim has been to limit the number of illegitimate suppliers or manufacturers who intend to commit fraud, as well as make sure that the Medicare system is compensated in cases of fraud. A separate bond is required for every location which has its own National Provider Identifier (NPI). Alternatively, it may be possible to write one bond at a higher amount which lists all locations in an addendum.
Listed below are the 3 absolutes in surety.
- Most be a US Citizen
- Cannot be in current bankruptcy
- Cannot be behind in child support
Three party agreement
Surety Bond Definition: The definition of a surety bond is as follows: A surety bond is a binding agreement between three parties. This agreement sets forth a financial guarantee by one party ( “surety” ) to another party ( “obligee” ) that a third party ( “principal” ) will fulfill required obligations to the obligee, and that state, federal, and local laws and applicable regulations will be adhered to. Let’s examine each of the three parties.Learn more about surety bonds
Bad Credit – Fast Approvals – Lowest Rates Available.
- Credit below 650 and/or have blemishes on credit report.
- Average cost is 5-15% of the bond amount.
- Available for all commercial bonds.
Why does credit matter? Applying for a surety bond is similar to applying for a loan. You are asking a surety company to back you financially. Reviewing credit is the best method for the surety to understand their risk. All sureties review credit as a view only and should have no effect on your credit score. While it is true that bad credit makes it harder to obtain a competitive quote, we are committed to making sure all of our customers have access to the best possible rates. While we can’t guarantee that we can provide a bond for the most extreme bad credit situations, we strive to make sure no stone is unturned! In other words, if you are insurable, we will get it written. Contact us today and let us put together an online quote for you that will exceed your expectations.