Accreditation

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 accreditation.


Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

Clinical Respiratory Patient Management and Custom Mobility

ACHC launches two new DMEPOS accreditation distinctions

National accreditor Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has launched two accreditation distinctions for DMEPOS organizations, offering comprehensive solutions to increasing demands for accountability and better patient care. The distinction in Clinical Respiratory Patient Management puts emphasis on a collaborative, teams-based approach that encompasses assessment, treatment, documentation, and education to enhance quality of life and reduce hospital readmissions. The distinction in Custom Mobility focuses on responsive care and services that improve activities of daily living and quality of life for patients requiring mobility support.

  • (919) 785-1214

The Compliance Team

The Compliance Team

Patient Centered Respiratory Home

Accreditation standards designed for respiratory providers

Patient-Centered Respiratory Home (PCRH) is a proprietary accreditation that sets in place quality standards that guide clinical respiratory providers to better engage with chronic care patients. Better outcomes are driven through additional care planning and focused follow-up visits with program goals being three-fold: address poor respiratory care management; decrease emergency department visits; lower the number of hospital readmissions. PCRH’s standards enhance patient management practices through concise measures that cover access issues, provider coordination, and communication between respiratory specialists and prescribers.

  • (877) 974-6381

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

Distinction in Clinical Respiratory Patient Management

New distinctions for DMEPOSaccredited providers

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has developed two new distinctions for DMEPOS-accredited organizations. The Distinction in Clinical Respiratory Patient Management, a recognition that allows providers to demonstrate expertise in managing respiratory conditions, and the Distinction in Custom Mobility, a designation that recognizes first-rate providers of custom mobility products, will further help providers demonstrate their commitment to patients’ quality of life. Each of these distinctions is available to providers accredited under the ACHC DMEPOS program.

  • (919) 785-1214

HealthTrainU

HealthTrainU

HealthTrainU

Learning management system helps providers maintain staff education

Given that the OIG has referred to, a proper compliance department is not complete without “conducting effective training and education.” Some providers might be wondering where their company is at regarding educating their staff compliance? While the pandemic might have thrown a wrench into their policies and procedures, it still is a mandate to provide education necessary to stay compliant with the OIG directive. Learning management systems were virtual long before that term became commonplace. For your HME staff’s required continuing education and training needs, HealthTrainU offers a learning management system to satisfy those unique demands.

  • (833) 875-6338

The Compliance Team

Pharmacy Testing Certification

Pharmacy Testing Certification

In response to the “new normal” in pharmacies across the country, The Compliance Team’s Pharmacy Testing Certification program (a new Exemplary Provider recognition award) aims to help to keep pharmacies on the leading edge of patient protection. The Pharmacy Testing Certification program provides pharmacies with the education and tools necessary to achieve Pharmacy Testing Certification for COVID-19 and other CLIA Waived tests. It offers pharmacies new revenue opportunities via Point of Care testing and Collect and Transfer testing. As a certified pharmacy testing facility, the pharmacy assures its customers, patients, payers, and employees that its pharmacy testing quality and safety procedures have been validated by a nationally recognized third party.

This is a stand-alone certification program, so a pharmacy need not be accredited by The Compliance Team for any other service. However, those pharmacies that are currently accredited by The Compliance Team will be ahead of the game in that the Pharmacy Testing Certification standards retain many aspect parts of the more stringent Exemplary Provider accreditation standards.

  • (877) 974-6381

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

HealthTrainU

HealthTrainU

HealthTrainU is a web-based learning management system that houses all continuing education needs in one place. We have more than 200 courses in more than 20 different content libraries written by providers, for providers. From course materials, custom timelines, reporting, testing, and certifications, HealthTrainU allows DMEPOS and home health providers to complete their continuing education with ease. For managers, HealthTrainU is easy to administer and comes with training to help you get started. HealthTrainU is a product of ACHCU, the educational division of Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

  • (919) 785-1214

The Compliance Team

The Compliance Team

Real-time Remote (RtR)

Real-time Remote (RtR) is The Compliance Team’s verified and tested virtual accreditation and re-accreditation survey process being used during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The Real-time Remote process involves many of the protocols used under pre-COVID-19 conditions. Real-time Remote utilizes encrypted, virtual software and phone applications to review your records, policies, procedures, and physical environment. The process ensures that your business is surveyed in a safe and timely manner. This assures the least amount of disruption to your daily activities, while keeping your staff and patients safe and healthy.

  • (877) 974-6381

Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC)

 Board of Certification/Accreditation

Expedited Survey Option

Expedited survey option saves valuable time

The Expedited Survey Option from the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) guarantees a visit from a surveyor in as fast as 10 business days. The service provides CMS-compliant opportunity to begin serving Medicare patients sooner while ensuring alignment with regulatory requirements. It also ensures providers receive step-by-step, expert guidance.

  • (877) 776-2200

Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP)

Community Health Accreditation Program

CHAP Accreditation

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.
  • (202) 862-3413

Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA)

Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation

DMEPOS Accreditation

Gain access to full-line and limited DMEPOS accreditation options

  • Web-based process is intuitive and individualized, with each customer is assigned an accreditation 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 requirements.
  • (866) 909-4722

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