Just in from CMS: Provider numbers creep up
YARMOUTH, Maine - About a month ago, HME News used the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to request from CMS the "number of DMEPOS suppliers that were active as of January, February, March and April 2010."
This data arrived last week and supports industry reports that more and more providers who voluntarily gave up their numbers last fall to get accredited have become accredited and are returning to the Medicare program. We suspected that was going to happen, but as you know, CMS dragged its feet reinstating providers. This data seems to support industry reports that the foot-dragging has ended.
Here's the data:
The number of active DMEPOS suppliers as of Jan. 1, 2010:
Jurisdiction A: 20,368
Jurisdiction B: 19,907
Jurisdiction C: 35,754
Jurisdiction D: 21,135
The number of active DMEPOS suppliers as of as of April 1, 2010
Jurisdiction A: 20,596
Jurisdiction B: 20,313
Jurisdiction C: 36,139
Jurisdiction D: 21,654