Observation Deck

Insurers: Let’s End Exclusion

It’s time for private health insurance to quit hiding behind accreditation.

HQAA to Anthem/Wellpoint: 'Our Accreditation Counts'

Accrediting organization says insurance conglomerate is unfairly not recognizing its DMEPOS accreditation.

How to Ensure Accreditation Renewal Goes Smoothly

Whatever the reason for renewing accreditation, now is the time to start preparing to ensure the process goes smoothly.

Van Halem Group Takes on HC Comply

Stribling departs Texas compliance company, which becomes compliance division of audit consulting firm.

Jan paul Miller Joins BOC

New certification director brings several disciplines to position.



How to Get Accredited When Adding a New Line of Business

What if a HME provider starts a new line of business, or acquires a new line of business after already being accredited? Does the provider need to apply for accreditation for that new business?



How to Reapply for Accreditation

While the accreditation scramble of summer 2009 is ancient history at this point, there are many providers still seeking to reapply for CMS accreditation. Why is that, and how do providers approach reapplying for accreditation?

Observation Deck

A Framework for Effective Business

Complete compliance offers a strategic edge.

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?

Grow Your Advanced Wound Care Business

Advanced wound care offers many opportunities to create new revenue streams and help a population that most DME providers already serve.

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