Navigating the Regulatory Maze in Hospital-Supplier “Stock and Bill” Arrangements



Jason Caron and Monica Wallace wrote this bylined article on “stock and bill” or “consignment closet” arrangements between durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) suppliers and hospitals or physicians. The authors wrote that while these arrangements are convenient for patients and practitioners, they present regulatory issues in light of the Medicare requirements that apply to hospitals and DMEPOS suppliers.