HQAA gets seal of approval in Arkansas
WATERLOO, Iowa – The Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation has been approved as an accreditation organization by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arkansas as of April 1, 2015. The recognition extends to the insurer’s affiliated companies, USAble Corporation and Health Advantage. “Now HQAA customers can apply to be preferred providers and, if approved, their customer base can expand to serve Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas patients,” stated Mary Nicholas, president/CEO of HQAA in a press release. HQAA is a CMS-deemed authority for DMEPOS accreditation. It offers programs for HME, infusion/home IV compounding, pharmacy, physician practices and facility-based ventilator unit providers, as well as third-party billing organizations.