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HQAA gets seal of approval in Arkansas


WATERLOO, Iowa – The Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation has been approved as an accreditation organization by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arkansas as of April 1, 2015.

Bill raises standards for O&P


WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Mark Warner, D-Va., introduced a bill on March 23 that would apply accreditation and other standards for orthotics and prosthetics to help guarantee product quality and reduce fraud in the Medicare program.

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.