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)

ACHC

Medicare Accreditation

Accreditation services that add value to HME provider businesses

With a long experience providing Medicare accreditation in HME, ACHC is introducing packages that help providers to select the resources they need to meet standards for quality and safety while building their business. Resources include on-demand employee training, policy review, and customized education sessions with Education + Accreditation.

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Allegiance Group

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COLLECTPlus

Accreditation program helps clinical respiratory providers drive better outcomes

COLLECTPlus is a patient pay billing and collection solution for the HME industry. COLLECTPlus drives cash recovery and staff efficiency with billing and collection workflows customized to meet specific business needs. COLLECTPlus integrates with your billing software and offers a management dashboard, patient payment portal and domestic call center services. The portal provides patient payment and communication options with account access for self-management. The dashboard creates at-a-glance transparency for critical performance reporting.


    The Compliance Team

    The Compliance Team

    DMEPOS Certification

    Program offers DMEPOS certification for non-Medicare providers

    The Compliance Team’s newest certification program is set up as a quality assurance program for online DMEPOS suppliers who are not billing Medicare. This new certification helps standardize quality processes at the DMEPOS organization and ensures safety for their patients. Certification acts as quality validation to the company’s online and mail order customers that the supplier has been certified by an independent, third party. DMEPOS certification differs from DMEPOS accreditation in that certification covers only those aspects of the business that are directly related to intake and delivery. Cerification is for two years.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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).

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    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.

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    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.

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