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Pharmacy: The Compliance Team, RedSail Technologies

July 14, 2020HME News Staff

Spring House, Pa.-based The Compliance Team recently launched its latest Exemplary Provider Quality Award program: Pharmacy Testing Certification. The program provides pharmacies with the education and tools necessary to achieve certification for COVID-19 and other Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments waived tests. It offers pharmacies new revenue opportunities via point-of-care testing, and collect and transfer testing. To participate, a pharmacy must obtain a CLIA Waiver and have completed...

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Short takes: The Compliance Team, Quantum Rehab, CAIRE

November 22, 2019HME News Staff

SPRING HOUSE, Pa. - Sandra Canally, RN, founder and CEO of The Compliance Team, is one of 144 women to be named to Drug Store News' Top Women in Health, Wellness and Beauty awards program. Canally, who is the only woman to own a certified healthcare accreditation organization, received an award for Business Excellence. “I am honored to receive this award; however, these awards represent much more than individual achievements,” she said. “They represent the considerable power of...

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Do AOs police fraud?

July 3, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Accreditation organizations help to prevent and eliminate fraud, waste and abuse in the Medicare program, but it's not their main job, they say. After news broke earlier this year of “Operation Brace Yourself,” a $1.2 billion fraud scheme involving medical unnecessary braces, HME providers shook their heads wondering, “How are they accredited?” The scheme involved illegal kickbacks and bribes by HME providers in exchange for referrals of beneficiaries by...

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The Compliance Team celebrates 25 years

January 18, 2019HME News Staff

SPRING HOUSE, Pa. - It's been 25 years since Sandra Canally, RN, formed The Compliance Team to accredit Medicare Part A and Part B providers. Canally considers The Compliance Team to be the only certified woman-owned organization to be authorized to accredit providers. She considers as highlights over the past two decades: plain language Safety-Honesty-Caring Quality Standards and Evidence of Compliance; a patient satisfaction reporting and benchmarking web portal; and a Medicare-approved Exemplary...

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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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The Compliance Team earns dual approvals

July 30, 2014HME News Staff

SPRING HOUSE, Pa. - Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has approved The Compliance Team's accreditation for HME/DMEPOS, in accordance with a recently enacted law that requires AHCA to ensure accreditors meet state licensing laws for HME providers. Also in July, CMS approved The Compliance Team as a national accrediting organization for rural health clinics. The Compliance Team was founded by Sandra Canally in 1994.

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The Compliance Team expands patient satisfaction service

July 11, 2014HME News Staff

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. “Given Medicare's and managed care's emphasis on pay-for-performance and mandates for providers to prove their quality claims, we believe the time is right to expand our service,” stated Sandra Canally, founder and president, in a press...

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In brief: Drive Medical buys in Europe, The Compliance Team expands service

July 11, 2014HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - Drive Medical has acquired Dupont Medical, a manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products in France. Based in Frouard, Dupont manufactures and distributes everything from wheelchairs to homecare beds to patient lifts. The company also manufactures diagnostic devices, emergency equipment and medical instruments for doctors and other healthcare professionals. The deal will further expand Drive's presence in Europe. In May, the company acquired several product lines from...

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The Compliance Team celebrates 20 years

February 27, 2014HME News Staff

SPRING HOUSE, Pa. - This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Compliance Team, the only woman-owned Medicare-deeming authority to accredit DMEPOS providers, according to a release. Founder and President Sandy Canally helped to drive a number of improvements to the accreditation process, including the industry's first plain-language service and product-line specific quality standards, according to the release. “My intent was to make it easier for everyone within an organization to buy into...

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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,”...

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