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Short takes: 3B Medical, McLaren Home Infusion


3B Medicalhas promoted Joe Toth to vice president of sales and marketing.

Accreditors in the news: ACHC, BOC


The Cary, N.C.-based Accreditation Commission for Health Care has partnered with the Virginia Association for Home Care and Hospice.

ACHC bolsters program


CARY, N.C. – The Accreditation Commission for Home Care (ACHC) is looking for a few good consultants.

The Compliance Team expands patient satisfaction service


SPRING HOUSE, Pa. – The Compliance Team has expanded enrollment in its web-based patient satisfaction reporting and benchmarking service to all DMEPOS providers, whether they’re accredited by The Compliance Team or another Medicare-approved organization.

BOC unites departments, changes leadership


OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has consolidated its organization certification and accreditation departments, strengthening its product delivery and cross-promotion efficiencies, according to a press release.

BOC expands online customer service


OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has launched an online web portal providing round-the-clock customer service to accredited facilities, according to a press release.

HQAA widens access to AMPT


WATERLOO, Iowa – Any provider can now take advantage of HQAA’s accreditation maintenance program. The online program, which helps providers stay up-to-date with accreditation standards, was previously available only to HQAA customers.

Accreditation: Gather info beforehand

Q. What are some things I can do to prepare for my inspection?

A. Some accrediting organizations will perform a one-day inspection; others can take up to three days. 

Accreditation: Be patient with process

Q. What are the steps required for a DMEPOS provider to become accredited?

A. The DMEPOS provider submits an application to the accrediting organization (AO) along with the required documentation and the specified fee.

Think beyond Medicare

Q. If I don’t need to get accredited, for a certain payer, is it still important?

A. Yes. No matter how long you have owned your practice or facility and how successful you have become, policies change and reimbursements fluctuate. In many cases, certain products continue to have a higher profit rate than others.