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Hey, knock it off. The VA continues to discriminate against some HME providers

January 4, 2010Mike Moran

We ran a story last month on how some misguided VA medical centers still refuse to contract with HME providers who are not accredited by JCAHO. The bottom line here is this: The VA can contract with HMEs accredited by JCAHO or by any other accrediting body approved by CMS. That is the law. In response to that story, Tom Cesar, president of the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) sent me this email, which adds further insight into this issue. I found his experiences with the VA interesting...

ACHC, Bob, Executive Session, Tom Cesar

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