Product Solutions: Accreditation
A round-up of some of the latest accreditation services available to HME providers.
- By Haley Samsel
- Mar 01, 2020
In the years since Medicare accreditation was announced as
a requirement, providers have realized the value of demonstrating to referral
partners and patients that they have earned a gold standard in HME service.
As providers face an increasingly competitive landscape and regulatory
hurdles, accreditation has become one way to stand out from the pack.
To earn accreditation, providers must show that they are following the
proper policies and procedures when it comes to claims documentation,
equipment handling, patient satisfaction and the production of better patient
outcomes. In addition to the financial value accreditation can bring providers
as a reputation booster, the process of earning the distinction allows businesses
to recognize where they can improve on regulatory matters and fix
those issues accordingly. While those errors may have fallen to the wayside
in previous eras, HME providers now have the chance to correct them and
obtain a status that recognizes that progress.
With the rise of specialized accreditation services, providers can also show
that they have expertise in areas that have become increasingly important in the
world of home medical equipment, including DMEPOS, home infusion therapy,
respiratory care and more. Requirements to obtain these accreditations may be
stringent, but once providers reach their goals, they can use the achievement to
boost their market value by showing they are among the best of the best.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the latest accreditation services for
providers, ranging from DMEPOS programs to specialized home respiratory
Advanced respiratory care program focused on driving better patient outcomes
Patient-Centered Respiratory Home
- Operations-based accreditation service guides
advanced respiratory care organizations to consistently
demonstrate performance at the top of their
- Better outcomes driven through care planning with
goals of addressing poor management, decreasing
emergency room visits and lowering hospital
The Compliance Team
Medtrade Spring Booth no. 730
Commission offers a four-step program for DMEPOS accreditation
ACHC DMEPOS Transition Program
- Recognized leader in DMEPOS accreditation
educational survey approach with standards
written with direct input from clinical staff and
- Program includes simple four steps and dedicated
account advisors for providers.
- Budget-friendly payments with no annual fees.
Accreditation Commission for Health Care
Medtrade Spring Booth no. 635
Learn strengths and weaknesses in real-time with DMEPOS accreditation process
Accreditation For DMEPOS
- Surveyors measuring compliance offers interactive “tracer” process
during onsite visit, enabling leadership to see strengths and
weaknesses of processes in real-time.
- Standards focus on equipment management, staff competence
and infection control.
- Accreditation fees average pennies per patient per day.
The Joint Commission
Gain access to full-line and limited DMEPOS accreditation options
- Web-based process is intuitive and individualized, with each customer is assigned an
coach to ensure that no one walks through the process alone.
- Limited DMEPOS and full-line DMEPOS accreditation tailored
specifically to client needs.
- Customers provided with tools to ensure that they stay informed about changes in
Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA)
Medtrade Spring Booth no. 832
Program provides flexible standards and experienced site inspectors
- CHAP has created accreditation Standards of Excellence
for HME, which reflect state and federal
laws, as well as best practices in the industry.
- CHAP standards provide guidance and are flexible to accommodate business models.
- Standards detail all necessary requirements and components of policies and procedures.
The Community Health Accreditation Program Inc. (CHAP)
Expedited survey option saves valuable time
Expedited Survey Option
- Guarantees a visit from a surveyor in as fast as 10 business days.
- Provides CMS-compliant opportunity to begin serving Medicare patients sooner while ensuring alignment with regulatory requirements.
- Ensures providers receive step-by-step, expert guidance.
Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC)
Medtrade Spring Booth no. 417
This article originally appeared in the March 2020 issue of HME Business.
Haley Samsel is the Associate Content Editor of HME Business and Mobility Management.