There are some who are exempt from having to get a Medicare surety bond. These include:
1.DMEPOS suppliers that are operated by the government. They have to supply the CME with a comparable type of surety bond under the state law.
2.Those who are state-licensed orthotic or prosthetic personnel who are in private practice and make custom-made orthotics or prosthetics. However, they have to prove that their business is solely owned and operated by them. They are also only permitted to bill for orthotics, prosthetics and the supplies.
3.Physical and occupational therapists who are in private practice. They need to be the sole owners and operators of their business. However, they can only bill for orthotics, prosthetics and supplies.