Accreditation is a key consideration for Round Two of competitive bidding.
- By David Kopf
- Feb 01, 2012
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.
American Board for Certification in Orthotics & Prosthetics Inc.
Board of Certification in Pedorthics
Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
Community Health Accreditation Program
The Compliance Team Inc.
Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
National Board of Accreditation for Orthotic Suppliers
This article originally appeared in the February 2012 issue of HME Business.
David Kopf is the Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.