Steps to DMEPOS Accreditation
There are three major components of DMEPOS accreditation for pharmacies:
- Policy and Procedures Review:
- NABP will send a Policy & Procedure Assessment to help you prepare and organize the required documentation.
- NABP will review the materials to confirm compliance with both the NABP program standards and the CMS Quality Standards.
- Licensure Verification:
- NABP will review and verify that relevant licenses held by the pharmacy and pharmacist-in-charge are current and active.
- Unannounced On-Site Survey:
- An NABP surveyor will conduct an unannounced inspection to confirm the submitted policies and procedures are in place and evident in the day-to-day operation of the pharmacy.
- CMS requires that surveys are unannounced.
Please take the time to thoroughly review the NABP DMEPOS Accreditation Standards and Applicant Guide and DMEPOS Application Instructions before applying for accreditation. The instructions will take you through:
- A list of the information needed to complete your online application.
- Required documentation needed to support your application.
Once awarded, DMEPOS accreditation is issued for a three-year term with an annual compliance review required in Years 2 and 3 (along with applicable fees). Reaccreditation prior to the expiration date of the current accreditation is necessary to maintain continuous accreditation.
DMEPOS Single Pharmacy Accreditation Fees
Application Fee: $1,250
NABP Survey Fee: $1,500
NABP Survey Travel Fee: $500
Participation Fee (Year 1): $125
Year 1 Subtotal: $3,375
Annual Participation Fee Year 2: $125
Annual Participation Fee Year 3: $125
Estimated Total for three-year accreditation*: $3,625
*Accreditation fees are subject to change.
A credit card payment is required for the Year 1 subtotal when your application is submitted. If your pharmacy is not successful at survey, an additional survey and applicable fees will be required to continue with the accreditation process. Administrative fees may apply for time extension requests to submit documentation or for excessive document review and remediation cycles. Other fees may apply to process items such as changes of ownership and control notification, mid-cycle product category requests, or costs to obtain disciplinary action information from state or federal agencies.
A separate fee structure applies to suppliers with more than one facility. For information on fees for two or more facilities that have common ownership and follow the same policies and procedures, please contact DMEPOS staff at DMEPOS@nabp.pharmacy.