The COVID-19 Fight Continues

One area of HME that continues to face the ongoing public health emergency is accreditation. Two accreditation professionals explain how they’ve responded to the pandemic.

For the past 20 months, COVID-19 has impacted every corner of the HME industry, and that includes accreditation. Accrediting organizations have had to work with Medicare and  HME providers to re-approach the accreditation process  (during a renewal year, no less). What lessons have been learned?

In the current episode of the HME Business Podcast, José Domingos, the president and CEO of the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), and Tim Safley, the program director for ACHC, discuss how the pandemic has affected accreditation for HME providers. Both guests explain how their company responded to the public health emergency, how that influenced CMS, and explore how they — and the industry — continue to learn and apply ongoing lessons learned during the pandemic.

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In the previous episode of the HMEB Podcast, Chuck Stadler Jr, the president and CEO of rtNOW discussed how his business helps sleep and ventilator providers to run more nimble care organizations and businesses by offering the telehealth staffing of respiratory therapists.

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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 and on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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