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Accreditation: View corrective action as opportunity

July 7, 2021Matt Gruskin

Q. Should I be concerned if my accrediting organization requests additional information or corrective actions following my site survey?  A. Many businesses require some follow-up after the site survey is completed and before accreditation is awarded. The follow-up may include items such as: submitting additional documents, adding signage and moving supplies to a different location. When an AO requests corrective actions, don’t view it as failure. It is not unusual for a business to...

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Accreditation: Rely on AOs to guide you

June 8, 2021Matt Gruskin

Q. How do I prepare for my accreditation site survey?  A. Once you’ve applied for DMEPOS accreditation, the next step is your site survey. This is how you demonstrate compliance with federal, state and local laws, and CMS regulations.   While the accreditation site survey process might seem intimidating, an accrediting organization (AO) that is invested in your success will guide you through with exceptional customer service. Here are some tips for how to prepare:  Document...

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Accreditation: Invest in your success

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Accreditation: Invest in your success

May 12, 2021Matt Gruskin

Q. What should I look for in a DMEPOS accrediting organization?   A. DMEPOS accreditation enables providers like you to demonstrate that your business is following the regulatory requirements issued by CMS. Earning accreditation is required before a facility is eligible to bill Medicare and many insurance carriers, so it impacts your bottom line. Earning accreditation from a CMS-deemed accrediting organization...

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Barbara Provini

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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...

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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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Brad Watson

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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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