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Medicare Surety (DMEPOS) Bond

Who needs a DMEPOS Bond?

If you provide or supply “durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies” (DMEPOS) and want to bill Medicare or Medicaid, then the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires you obtain a Medicare Surety Bond. This bond is also frequently referred to as a DMEPOS bond.


Why is the Medicare Surety Bond required?

The bond’s purpose is to protect CMS and states from losses due to fraudulent business practices or incorrect billing.


What size bond I need?

Suppliers are required to maintain a $50,000 bond per National Provider Identifier (NPI) location.


How do I know this is the bond I need?

If you have been told you need a Medicare Bond, a Medicaid Surety Bond, or a DMEPOS Surety Bond, you are in the right place. Some states have their own additional requirements. If your practice or business is located in one of those states, Self Service Surety can get still you bonded.

General Questions
What is a surety bond? 
What is a surety bond?

A surety bond is a three-party agreement among a principal, an obligee, and a surety.

The bond formalizes the principal's obligation to the obligee. The surety guarantees that the principal will fulfill their obligation.