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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...

Accreditation, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Apnea


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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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Matt Gruskin

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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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Accreditation: Invest in your success

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Accreditation: Invest in your success

May 12, 2021Matt Gruskin

Q. What should I look for in a DMEPOS accrediting organization?   A. DMEPOS accreditation enables providers like you to demonstrate that your business is following the regulatory requirements issued by CMS. Earning accreditation is required before a facility is eligible to bill Medicare and many insurance carriers, so it impacts your bottom line. Earning accreditation from a CMS-deemed accrediting organization...

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Barbara Provini

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ACHC launches Palliative Care Accreditation

April 20, 2021HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. – The Accreditation Commission for Health Care is launching a Palliative Care Accreditation program to advance quality of care and improve patient outcomes in this growing field of health care. Although it’s more traditionally viewed as end-of-life hospice care, palliative care is expanding to include specialized services for all patients with serious illnesses, regardless of their age or prognosis, ACHC says. “Palliative care is emerging as an effective way to help seriously...

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Tim Safley

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ACHC develops distinctions for respiratory, custom mobility

March 2, 2021HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. – The Accreditation Commission for Health Care has developed two new distinctions for DMEPOS-accredited organizations to help them demonstrate their commitment to patient quality of life.  The Distinction in Clinical Respiratory Patient Management allows providers to demonstrate expertise in managing respiratory conditions, and the Distinction in Custom Mobility recognizes first-rate providers of custom mobility products.  “By offering these groundbreaking distinctions,...

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Brad Watson

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BOC announces new leadership 

January 4, 2021HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The BOC board of directors has announced its 2021 executive committee and elected a new board member. The executive committee officers are L. Bradley Watson, president of Clarksville Limb + Brace + Rehab, as chairman; Abel Guevara, COO and corporate compliance officer at New Way Medical Supply as vice chairman; David Regier, consultant, as secretary; Cameron Stewart, co-founder of Alcam Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics, treasurer; Diana Klunk, certified mastectomy...

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BOC wins award for ‘rethinking’ business 

December 15, 2020HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has been recognized as a silver winner of a 2020 Golden Bridge Award. The award’s “Company Rethinking of the Year” category applauds companies that have demonstrated resiliency and creativity in adapting their business models and customer service offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID-19 continues to present a wide range of challenges for health care professionals and DMEPOS facilities,”...

Accreditation, Award, Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), BOC, Coronavirus Outbreak


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