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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...

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Busy cycle year for accreditation

September 25, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Since HME providers need to get re-surveyed every three years to keep their accreditation status current, 2015 was already destined to be a busy year for Bob Weir.Add in procrastination on the part of HME providers, and it has been even busier than he thought.“We've had a lot of people wait until the 11th hour,” said Weir, an accreditation consultant and surveyor. “Before, we'd get requests to get surveyed two or three months in advance; now we're getting them three or four weeks...

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HQAA stays fresh

May 26, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - In an economy where, according to the Small Business Administration, two-thirds of businesses don't make it past five years and 75% don't make it past 10 years, Mary Nicholas feels pretty good about HQAA.The accrediting agency celebrates its 10th year in business this year and will unveil a new look at The Heartland Conference in June.“We're the same solid, customer-oriented, compatible accreditor that we've always been,” said Nicholas, president and CEO. “We're...

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