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In brief: Quipt acquires, Humana divests, F&P debuts

April 22, 2022HME News Staff

CINCINNATI – Quipt Home Medical has acquired Good Night Medical, a business with operations across seven states, for about $7 million in cash.  The acquisition provides Quipt Home Medical with expansion opportunities into Massachusetts, North Carolina and Texas, where it doesn’t have a presence.  “Good Night Medical strengthens our healthcare network across multiple states, enhancing our national coverage sphere over an area that includes about 5 million COPD sufferers...

ACHC, CPAP, Fisher & Paykel, Good Night Medical, Harmar, Humana, Orthotics, Quipt Home Medical


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ACHC launches Telehealth Certification

April 21, 2022HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. – The Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC) now offers a Telehealth Certification that focuses on improving patient outcomes for organizations using remote patient monitoring, biometrics and video and audio technologies for encounters or education.  “The pandemic really pushed health care providers to adopt and grow telehealth services to maintain access for patients and, as a result, many of our clients were seeking ways to optimize this offering in...

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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...

Accreditation, Accreditation Commission for Health Care, ACHC, Encore Healthcare


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In brief: AAHomecare campaign, PHE extension, telehealth review

April 23, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has tapped public relations firm Keybridge Communications for a media campaign to build awareness of the value of HME.  “Stepping up our strategic communications capacity is essential to our continued efforts to bring home more policy wins for HME suppliers and manufacturers,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO. “Keybridge Communications brings a strong level of experience in developing effective messages and...

aahomecare, ACHC, Aveanna Healthcare, CPAP, InfuSystem Holdings, NHIA


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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...

Accreditation, Accreditation Commission for Health Care, ACHC, Palliative care


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ACHC educational program receives re-accreditation 

January 7, 2021HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. - The Accreditation Commission for Health Care’s learning management system, HealthTrainU, was recently awarded a five-year reaccreditation from the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). To earn this accreditation, organizations undergo a rigorous review process that addresses the design, development, administration and evaluation of programs. HealthTrainU offers more than 300 courses through 20 content libraries. “HealthTrainU is...

Accreditation Commission for Health Care, ACHC, HealthTrainU


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In brief: Lower premiums, NMEDA training, Rehab Medical’s expansion

October 23, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Premiums for HealthCare.gov plans are lower for the third consecutive year, according to a new report from CMS.  The average premium for the second lowest silver plan, or benchmark plan, on the federal health care insurance exchanges dropped by 2% for the 2021 coverage year, the report shows.  “Our changes to the regulations and how we have managed the exchanges have proven to be more effective than previous administrations,” said CMS Administrator Seema...

ACHC, Caire, NCPA, Rehab Medical


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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....

Accreditation, ACHC, Home Infusion


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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...

Accreditation, ACHC, Gateway Home Care, Home Medical Equipment


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Accreditation University starts 'new chapter' as ACHCU

January 16, 2019HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. - The Accreditation Commission for Health Care has rebranded its Accreditation University as ACHCU. The move is part of ACHCU's efforts to expand its service menu domestically and internationally, and will allow it to remain closely identified with ACHC, according to a press release. “We are excited to align our image and brand essence to the support we provide our customers,” said Greg Stowell, ACHCU's senior manager of education & consulting. “We are excited for this...

Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Accreditation University, ACHC


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