The accreditation process can take between four and six months on average, which puts any provider that is only now considering getting accreditation certification well past the point where they will make the Sept. 30 deadline. What should they do?
The September deadline is nearly here and providers must scramble to ensure that they will be able to finish the accreditation process in time to ensure they will be able to preserve what is most likely the lion’s share of their funding. How can they streamline the process?
PAOC uncovers news that subcontractors could hold up providers' accreditation.
The program was created for both freestanding and hospital-based sleep labs.
All of the accrediting bodies suggest an internal self-audit as an excellent means of assessing an organization's level of preparation and readiness for the survey. It is useful to know hot-button items and standards that are frequently cited as being deficient as you perform your own self-audit.
- By Steve DeGenaro
- May 01, 2009
- By Joseph Duffy
- Jan 01, 2009
Waiting until the last minute to become accredited is a major no-no.
Mary Nicholas, Executive Director, and Steven DeGenaro, RT, Director of Survey Services, HealthCare Quality Association on Accreditation
Eye on Accreditation
- By Gwen Franzgrote
- Jun 01, 2008
- By Ted L. Jones, Jr.
- May 13, 2008
- By David Kopf
- Mar 05, 2008
The Sept. 30, 2009 deadline to be accredited in order to continue billing Medicare part B is closer than some providers might think. Learn why.