On March 17, 2009, CMS will hold a Special Open Door Forum to discuss the implementation of surety bond requirements for certain DMEPOS suppliers.  During this call, CMS staff will discuss:

• Key provisions of the January 2, 2009 Final Rule,
• Exemptions to the surety bond requirement,
• Implementation dates,
• The definition of a final adverse action, and
• Elevated surety bond amounts.