On September 3, 2008, CMS is hosting a Special Open Door Forum to provide guidance to durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) providers on the supplier accreditation provisions in the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA).  MIPPA states that eligible professionals and other persons are exempt from meeting the September 30, 2009 accreditation deadline until CMS determines that the quality standards are specifically designed to apply to such professionals and other persons.  MIPPA also states that CMS may exempt such professionals and persons from the quality standards based on their licensing, accreditation or other mandatory quality requirements that may apply.  The call will take place from 2 pm-3:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time. To participate, dial: 1-800-837-1935 and Reference Conference ID: 61231070.