CMS has released updated final quality standards for Medicare suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS). The new version, dated October 2008, includes a number of changes from the August 14, 2006 version, including: requirements that the supplier furnish appropriate quality equipment and services; expanded documentation requirements; additional protections related to infection control; protections against adulterated and counterfeit equipment; and a variety of revisions to the product-specific quality standards. Also with regard to suppliers, CMS is seeking final regulatory clearance from the White House Office of Management and Budget for its final Medicare DMEPOS supplier standard and security bond requirements. The text of the rules is not available at this time, but they could be published in the Federal Register in the near future.