Accreditation continues to play a vital role in the home medical equipment industry. In addition to needing to establish or renew accreditation in order to bill Medicare, providers have a number of reasons why accreditation plays a regular role in their daily lives.
A prime example is that, as competitive bidding and consolidation impact the industry, there are many cases in which a provider will expand into a new product category. With that category comes a variety of requirements: the provider will need to add product, expertise, perhaps news staff, and perhaps even new certifications to the staff. Also the provider will need to add billing for those items to its workflow and other back office functions. And, above all, that provider will need to get accredited in this new line of business — otherwise the provider won’t be able to bill Medicare.
And of course, the provider must continue to work within the accreditation guidelines so that it will maintain that accreditation and be able to easily renew with its accrediting organization (AOs). Suffice it to say that accreditation is an ongoing effort, but it is also a key business tool. Accreditation implements the policies and procedures that will ensure a provider if filing clean claims and that it adheres to solid care guidelines. Those are both attractive to referral partners. Let’s look at some of the AOs.
Patient-Centered Respiratory Home
Accreditation specifically for home respiratory care providers
The first accreditation program specifically designed to help advanced respiratory care providers perform at the top of their license to better serve their “critical needs” patients The Compliance Team’s operations-based Exemplary Provider accreditation program for Patient-Centered Respiratory Home enhances patient management practices through concise measures the cover access issues, provider coordination, and communication between respiratory specialists and prescribers.
Board of Certification/Accreditation International (BOC)
Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC)
Accreditation and certification services for HME providers
Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) will showcase its certification and accreditation for the DME and HME industry. The difference between the two? Certification is an assurance to patients of professional competency, quality care and safety, while accreditation helps suppliers meet CMS billing standards and demonstrates sound business practices and compliance with all applicable laws. A key highlight at the booth will be BOC’s recent Certified DME Specialist (CDME) certification and DMEPOS accreditation.
Exemplary Provider Accreditation
Operations-based accreditation process shows payers your benefits
Payers want to see the benefits to using your services. That’s why The Compliance Team’s Medicare-approved Exemplary Provider accreditation is such a big deal. Our operations-based accreditation process has proven itself with thousands of providers and payer sources since 1998. Easily customized to fit any care delivery model, our operations-based accreditation process helps establish daily business routines that produce measurable patient care benefits. That’s something that gets payers really excited.