Renewing Accreditation in 2021

This year marks an accreditation renewal cycle for DMEPOS providers. What do they need to do in order to ensure a smooth, timely renewal? Moreover, how has COVID-19 changed the process what other factors might influence their renewal this time around?

It's 2021, and with the New Year comes an accreditation renewal cycle for most DMEPOS providers. What do providers need to be thinking about this year and how should they prepare?

In the current episode of the HMEB Podcast, accreditation expert Sandra C. Canally, RN, the CEO and founder of accreditation organization The Compliance Team, outlines the steps providers needs to take. She also explores how COVID-19 has altered the accreditation process and discusses other factors that might influence how providers proceed with their renewal.

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Of course, during these renewal periods, providers often consider switching up their accreditation organization (AO), which raises various issues they must address. In the previous episode of the HMEB Podcast, Canally shared her insights on some the reasons that might make a provider consider switching things up. She discusses the timing issues, what providers should ask their AOs, and how COVID-19 might play a role in that decision.

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About the Author

David Kopf is the Publisher HME Business, DME Pharmacy and Mobility Management magazines. He was Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy from 2008 to 2023. Follow him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/dkopf/ and on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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