My husband and I both had knee joint replacement surgery and physical therapy at your new office in Gaylord. The team is so skilled with their healing hands. Their listening, encouragement, praise and caring were awesome. We are so blessed!

Jim & Sally Belanger

Proposed Rule Aims to Limit DMEPOS Fraud

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced a proposed rule that will help limit the Medicare program's risk by requiring all suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) to furnish the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with a surety bond. The rule would ensure that Medicare can recover erroneous payments up to $65,000 that result from fraudulent or abusive supplier billing practices.

The proposed rule represents another HHS step in an ongoing effort to combat Medicare fraud with particular focus on DMEPOS suppliers. In May, HHS and the Department of Justice announced the establishment of a multi-agency team of federal, state, and local investigators designed specifically to combat Medicare fraud through the use of real-time analysis of Medicare billing. The proposed surety bond requirement follows announcements of two demonstration projects, one requiring that DMEPOS suppliers in South Florida and Southern California reapply to Medicare in order to maintain their billing privileges. The other demonstration requires home health agencies in the Houston area and Southern California to reapply.

CMS also issued a notice that it was extending the bidding window for DMEPOS competitive bidding for an additional 60 days. This extension was granted to allow suppliers additional time to consider their bid submissions in the 10 bidding areas, and have the opportunity to update their bids based on this new proposal.


Dynamic is the smartest choice for your physical therapy care.

At Dynamic Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are the most experienced and educated in physical therapy treatments. We have six locations throughout Northern Michigan in Cadillac, Manistee, Gaylord, Marion, Buckley and Traverse City. We are the most recommended Northern Michigan physical therapy center for upper and lower back pain. We also specialize in neck pain, knee pain, arm pain and hand pain, and our physical therapists and aides can help relieve your pain in the most effective way possible. For orthopedic treatment and aquatic therapy, rehab for sports related injuries like shoulder injuries and foot injuries, physical therapy for Cerebral Palsy, stroke rehabilitation, therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and arthritis relief, and even jaw pain treatment, Dynamic Physical Therapy is the smartest choice for comprehensive physical therapy care and physical rehabiliation services.