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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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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,”...

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ACHC merges with HFAP

October 21, 2020HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. - The Accreditation Commission for Health Care and the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program are merging to form a single company. HFAP will operate as a branch within ACHC and, collectively, the organization will be known as ACHC. “Together, the combined services of ACHC and HFAP open possibilities for health care providers, affording them more choices and greater ease in meeting the accreditation and certification needs of their organizations,” said Jose Domingos, president...

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NABP adds home infusion accreditation

May 13, 2020HME News Staff

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. - The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, a CMS-deemed DMEPOS accrediting organization, has added Home Infusion Therapy Pharmacy Accreditation. Starting January 2021, CMS will require accreditation for home infusion therapy services billed to Medicare. NABP is one of eight organizations that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has designated eligible to apply for deemed status as an accrediting organization for home infusion therapy suppliers. “We are...

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BOC to offer remote proctored testing in 2020

May 1, 2020HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has launched a new remote testing option. Beginning in early June 2020, candidates can complete their certificate exams from the safety of their homes or offices. This COVID-sensitive testing option is a joint offering from BOC and its exam delivery partner, PSI. BOC planned to add remote proctored testing as an option later in 2020, but due to the temporary closure of many testing centers during the pandemic, it fast tracked the...

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ACHC cleared ahead of new requirement

April 28, 2020HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. - CMS has recognized the Accreditation Commission for Health Care as a national accrediting organization for home infusion therapy providers through 2024. The decision gives ACHC deeming authority to conduct surveys that meet or exceed Medicare requirements, including new reimbursement rules mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act. The act requires that, beginning Jan. 1, home infusion therapy suppliers seeking Medicare reimbursement must be accredited by an approved accredited like ACHC....

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BOC establishes achievement award

September 26, 2019HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has created Certificant of the Year to recognize an individual for outstanding achievements in service, research and outreach. The award will distinguish one individual in good standing in any of BOC's six certification areas (DME Specialist, Mastectomy Fitter, Orthotic Fitter, Orthotist, Pedorthist, or Prosthetist). Nominees must demonstrate exceptional service to patients, notable achievements in research, commitment to giving back...

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Gateway Home Care re-ups with ACHC

September 24, 2019HME News Staff

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Gateway Home Care has received accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). Gateway Home Care, an affiliate of WVU Medicine, has been ACHC-accredited since 2016, and provides durable medical equipment, respiratory therapy, home medical supplies, pediatric home care services, and rehab and orthopedic products. “Our commitment to our patients and customers is for Gateway Home Care to be the local choice for products and services that help patients...

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'AOs are vigilant in looking for fraud'

July 25, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - How much of a role do accrediting organizations play in helping to prevent and eliminate fraud, waste and abuse?“Throughout the accreditation process, AOs are vigilant in looking for fraud, waste and abuse,” said Matthew Gruskin, the credentialing director for the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC). “CMS requires AOs to conduct site surveys to check for compliance with CMS Quality and Supplier Standards. Many of these standards are designed to help prevent...

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