Compliance Automation

Virtual Officer 'Polices' Compliance

As regulations continue to tighten the grip on the Home Medical Equipment industry, providers are looking for tools to stay compliant. Enter Virtual Compliance Officer.

Virtual Officer 'Polices' Compliance

As regulations continue to tighten the grip on the Home Medical Equipment industry, providers are looking for help to stay compliant.

Inside Sleep

Diagnostic Sleep Lab Accreditation

Montana Medicare Patients Facing Access Issues

CMS email to Montana providers cites surety bonds, accreditation as cause.

Respiratory Solutions

Education for Today’s RTs

RSM presents a compilation of educational sources for respiratory therapists, from novices to veterans.

LifeGas Receives Subcontractor Accreditation

Firm can deliver and instruct patients on use of O2 equipemnt.

Special ODF Reviews Bidding Registration Deadlines, Accreditation

CMS staff remind providers of round one registration deadlines, answer accreditation questions.


The deadline has arrived: Now What?

What are the full implications for the Sept. 30 cut-off, and what can providers do if they are going to miss it?

ACHC Offers Free Accreditation Standards Guide

Accrediting organization nixes guidebook’s $300 pricetag.

Health Reform Package Not Exactly 'Provider Friendly'

While it doesn't makes additional cuts, H.R. 3200 includes provisions directly impacting HME providers.

CMS: Surety Bonds, Accreditation Approaching Fast

July 1 CMS Open Door Forum reminds providers they must have their affairs in order to continue billing.

How to Proceed if You Miss the Accreditation Deadline

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?

How to Streamline the Accreditation Process

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?

Accreditation Apocalypse Now

PAOC uncovers news that subcontractors could hold up providers' accreditation.

ACHC Launches Sleep Lab Accreditation Program

The program was created for both freestanding and hospital-based sleep labs.

Respiratory Solutions

Top 10 Accreditation Survey Tips

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.

Accreditation: Now or Never

Eye on Accreditation

Mary Nicholas, Executive Director, and Steven DeGenaro, RT, Director of Survey Services, HealthCare Quality Association on Accreditation

Accreditation: Now is the Time

Waiting until the last minute to become accredited is a major no-no.

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