Accrediting Organizations

Accreditation is a key consideration for Round Two of competitive bidding.

Accreditation might not be something providers have thought about since the mad dash in 2008 and 2009 to gain accreditation so that they could continue to bid Medicare, but it’s a key consideration for Round Two of competitive bidding. Providers need to be accredited for the categories on which they’re bidding.

To get accredited for any new categories, providers should start the process with their accrediting organization. Here’s a quick list of the available AOs to help get the process started:

Accreditation Commission for Health Care Inc.
www.achc.org

American Board for Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics Inc.
www.abcop.org

Board of Certification in Pedorthics
www.abcop.org

Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification
www.bocusa.org

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
www.carf.org

Community Health Accreditation Program
www.chapinc.org

The Compliance Team Inc.
www.expemplaryprovider.com

Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation
www.hqaa.org

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
www.jcaho.org

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
www.nabp.net

National Board of Accreditation for Orthotic Suppliers
www.nbaos.org

This article originally appeared in the February 2012 issue of HME Business.

About the Author

David Kopf is the Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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