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ACHC launches vendor certification 

August 23, 2022HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. – The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) now offers certification to vendors that provide products, such as electronic health records, human resources management solutions, document management tools and more, to their accredited organizations. The new certification provides validation that a vendor’s products meet the requirements of some or all relevant standards. A product can be certified in seven areas, each aligning with a group of standards that an organization...

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Claudia Zacharias

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BOC leader reflects on tenure

July 22, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Claudia Zacharias has parlayed her skills as a process improver, solution finder and transformational leader over the past 10-plus years into streamlining BOC’s systems, creating the Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist certification and ensuring a global pandemic didn’t disrupt certifications.  “The industry continues to pivot,” said Zacharias, president and CEO, who has announced she will retire at the end of the year. “At...

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ACHC names VP of medical affairs

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ACHC names VP of medical affairs

June 15, 2022HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. – The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has hired Gerald Maccioli, MD, MBA, FCCM, FASA, an anesthesiologist and prolific researcher and presenter, to serve as its vice president of medical affairs. Maccioli, who brings extensive experience in quality improvement across a range of settings, will be responsible for developing meaningful integration across ACHC’s clinical programs to ensure accredited organizations foster sound medical practices, achieve quality...

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NSM earns re-accreditation 

May 3, 2022HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has again earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Home Care Accreditation. The distinction means the company has demonstrated continuous compliance with performance standards on providing safe and quality patient care. “NSM is proud to be awarded Home Care re-accreditation from the Joint Commission,” said Bill Mixon, NSM CEO. “This honor reflects our organization’s long-standing commitment to the health...

Accreditation, Complex Rehab, Joint Commission, National Seating & Mobility


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Encore exec earns certification

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Encore exec earns certification

January 24, 2022HME News Staff

LIVINGSTON, Tenn. – Encore Healthcare has announced that its vice president of clinical operations, Carrie Hylton-Proffitt, RRT, has earned certification by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) to provide consulting services. Hylton-Proffitt completed an intensive consultant training program demonstrating competence in ACHC survey preparation, including comprehensive knowledge of standards and processes for pharmacy and DMEPOS. “At Encore Healthcare, we are committed to...

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Invacare education receives IACET designation

August 31, 2021HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare’s educational program has received the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) designation. Effective immediately, all courses that offer continuing educational units from Invacare, Motion Concepts, Matrx, Alber and Pindot will carry IACET accreditation. “We are honored and excited to further expand our educational programs by offering accredited training to our providers and clinicians on a wide range of content,” said...

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Matt Gruskin

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Accreditation: Expand product categories

August 18, 2021Matt Gruskin

Q. In addition to accreditation, what else can I do to enhance the value and quality of my business?   A. Now that you’ve earned accreditation, your business is prepared to safely deliver DMEPOS products and, ultimately, drive positive health outcomes for your patients and community. You may be interested in continuing to explore ways to gain a competitive advantage and enhance the credibility of your business. Your accrediting organization can continue to be a trusted resource and...

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AASM streamlines accreditation process

July 28, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is launching a new accreditation application type to simplify the accreditation process for multi-site health systems. Sleep medicine practices and facilities that are under the same ownership or legal entity and operate under the same policies and procedures can create an Accreditation Network to streamline and coordinate multiple accredited programs. “It can be complicated to manage multiple accreditations when health care entities...

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Accreditation: View corrective action as opportunity

July 7, 2021Matt Gruskin

Q. Should I be concerned if my accrediting organization requests additional information or corrective actions following my site survey?  A. Many businesses require some follow-up after the site survey is completed and before accreditation is awarded. The follow-up may include items such as: submitting additional documents, adding signage and moving supplies to a different location. When an AO requests corrective actions, don’t view it as failure. It is not unusual for a business to...

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Accreditation: Rely on AOs to guide you

June 8, 2021Matt Gruskin

Q. How do I prepare for my accreditation site survey?  A. Once you’ve applied for DMEPOS accreditation, the next step is your site survey. This is how you demonstrate compliance with federal, state and local laws, and CMS regulations.   While the accreditation site survey process might seem intimidating, an accrediting organization (AO) that is invested in your success will guide you through with exceptional customer service. Here are some tips for how to prepare:  Document...

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