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In brief: AAHomecare campaign, PHE extension, telehealth review

April 23, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has tapped public relations firm Keybridge Communications for a media campaign to build awareness of the value of HME.  “Stepping up our strategic communications capacity is essential to our continued efforts to bring home more policy wins for HME suppliers and manufacturers,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO. “Keybridge Communications brings a strong level of experience in developing effective messages and...

aahomecare, ACHC, Aveanna Healthcare, CPAP, InfuSystem Holdings, NHIA


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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 educational program receives re-accreditation 

January 7, 2021HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. - The Accreditation Commission for Health Care’s learning management system, HealthTrainU, was recently awarded a five-year reaccreditation from the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). To earn this accreditation, organizations undergo a rigorous review process that addresses the design, development, administration and evaluation of programs. HealthTrainU offers more than 300 courses through 20 content libraries. “HealthTrainU is...

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In brief: Lower premiums, NMEDA training, Rehab Medical’s expansion

October 23, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Premiums for HealthCare.gov plans are lower for the third consecutive year, according to a new report from CMS.  The average premium for the second lowest silver plan, or benchmark plan, on the federal health care insurance exchanges dropped by 2% for the 2021 coverage year, the report shows.  “Our changes to the regulations and how we have managed the exchanges have proven to be more effective than previous administrations,” said CMS Administrator Seema...

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ACHC cleared ahead of new requirement

April 28, 2020HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. - CMS has recognized the Accreditation Commission for Health Care as a national accrediting organization for home infusion therapy providers through 2024. The decision gives ACHC deeming authority to conduct surveys that meet or exceed Medicare requirements, including new reimbursement rules mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act. The act requires that, beginning Jan. 1, home infusion therapy suppliers seeking Medicare reimbursement must be accredited by an approved accredited like ACHC....

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Gateway Home Care re-ups with ACHC

September 24, 2019HME News Staff

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Gateway Home Care has received accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). Gateway Home Care, an affiliate of WVU Medicine, has been ACHC-accredited since 2016, and provides durable medical equipment, respiratory therapy, home medical supplies, pediatric home care services, and rehab and orthopedic products. “Our commitment to our patients and customers is for Gateway Home Care to be the local choice for products and services that help patients...

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Accreditation University starts 'new chapter' as ACHCU

January 16, 2019HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. - The Accreditation Commission for Health Care has rebranded its Accreditation University as ACHCU. The move is part of ACHCU's efforts to expand its service menu domestically and internationally, and will allow it to remain closely identified with ACHC, according to a press release. “We are excited to align our image and brand essence to the support we provide our customers,” said Greg Stowell, ACHCU's senior manager of education & consulting. “We are excited for this...

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Specialty Rx group names Jose Domingos to board

October 25, 2018HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. - The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) has named Jose Domingos, president and CEO of the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), to its board of directors. ACHC, which launched a Pharmacy Accreditation program in 1996, has more than 900 pharmacies accredited in the United States. “Jose joins a diverse group of experienced and accomplished healthcare veterans tasked with elevating the practice of specialty pharmacy, promoting the education and certification...

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Hurricane Florence: AvaCare, FODAC, ACHA

October 9, 2018HME News Staff

Lakewood, N.J.-based AvaCare Medical recently donated $1 from each order placed during a five-day period in September to the Friends of Disabled Adults and Children's relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Florence. “With the onset of Hurricane Florence, we understood the need for DME and other products to be sent to emergency shelters, and we were thankful to have the opportunity to give back to our consumers by working with FODAC to promote their cause and partially fund their efforts,”...

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In brief: Outdated tech a pain for wheelchair users, NSM makes buy

April 27, 2018HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - Nine out of 10 wheelchair users in the U.S. experience pain as a result of their device, according to a new study.The study, conducted by ComRes for the Toyota Mobility Foundation, polled wheelchair users in five countries.In November, the foundation launched the $4 million Mobility Unlimited Challenge to change the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis with “game-changing” technology."This research expresses the urgent need for innovation in this area,” said...

ACHC, Aeroflow Healthcare, Inspire Medical Systems, National Seating & Mobility, Tandem


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