CMS has provided additional details regarding accreditation deadlines for DMEPOS suppliers. Suppliers in DMEPOS competitive bidding areas must be accredited before CMS can contract with them as winning bidders. New suppliers who apply for a supplier number before March 1, 2008 must be accredited by December 31, 2008, while new suppliers who apply on or after March 1, 2008 must be accredited before they can get a supplier number. All other suppliers must be accredited by September 30, 2009. For more information, click here.