Accreditation news: BOC, CHAP

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Owings Mills, Md.-based Board of Certification/Accreditation has won a Stevie Award for Innovation in Customer Service, the company announced March 27. It’s BOC’s eighth consecutive Stevie Award. The company’s bronze award in the “New Product Development for Customer Demand” category recognizes its focus on new strategies and tactics for continuously improving service to its customers. In its entry submission, BOC highlighted its recently launched Compounding Accreditation, which was created after pharmacies began requesting it, and its Durable Medical Equipment Specialist certification, which the company plans to expand with additional locations this year. The Stevie Awards were created to honor and generate public recognition for the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. Winners were announced during a gala banquet on Feb. 23 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas…CMS has renewed Washington-based Community Health Accreditation Program’s home health accreditation for use by home health agencies to demonstrate compliance with the Medicare home health Conditions of Participation or CoP. More than 2,000 home health agencies use CHAP accreditation for this purpose and have received CMS deemed status post-survey.