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Turf wars

September 25, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

When it comes to accreditation, many private insurers need to get with the times, accreditation organizations say.Private insurers are requiring accreditation, too, but, in some cases, they're listing only a limited number of the 10 accreditation organizations that Medicare has approved for the task.“The credentialing departments within the BCBSs and the Aetnas may be using paperwork and policies and processes that go back before the deemed status days of DME, so they may be like, 'OK, in the...

Accreditation Organizations, HQAA, Mary Nicholas, Sandra Canally, The Compliance Team

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Accreditors share the pain

March 8, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - The years 2009 through 2012 have also been a roller coaster ride for accreditation organizations.In 2009, when CMS started requiring that HME providers be accredited, these organizations saw new business in droves. But by the end of 2012, with Round 1 of competitive bidding in place for two years, they saw a number of providers exit the business and, therefore, no longer need their services, they say.“I think (all the accrediting organizations) lost customers,”...

Accreditation Organizations, BOC, CMS, Competitive Bidding, HQAA, The Compliance Team

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