Portable X-Ray

Priority Exception Requests:

Providers or suppliers may apply to CMS via the State Survey Agency requesting consideration for an exception to the priority assignment of the initial survey if lack of Medicare certification would cause significant access-to-care problems for beneficiaries served by the provider or supplier. There is no special form required to make a priority exception request. However, the burden is on the applicant to provide data and other evidence that effectively establishes the probability of serious, adverse beneficiary healthcare access consequences if the provider is not enrolled to participate in Medicare.