GAO Tests DMEPOS Supplier Screening, CMS Fails

In a Government Accountability Office (GAO) test of the Medicare program’s oversight of suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which oversees the program, provided billing privileges to fraudulent supplier companies. In a recent GAO report, the agency said the fake suppliers got official…