In recent years, DME providers have struggled to turn a profit in the reduced-reimbursement environment, leading to mergers, acquisitions, closures and fewer suppliers overall. That said, with more... Read more >
Accreditation has been a requirement to do business in the HME/DME market since the Medicare Modernization Act’s mandate in 2009. Before then, providers sought accreditation as a way of building and... Read more >
CARY, N.C.(Feb. 10, 2014)—ACHC announced that its first DMEPOS accreditation workshop of 2014 will be held at the Canyon Gate Country Club in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 10. This workshop is designed... Read more >
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (Feb. 12, 2014)—Last week, the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) welcomed Carrie Green to the BOC staff as marketing manager. Green is responsible for developing and... Read more >
OWINGS MILLS, Md.(Feb. 3, 2014)—In a joint effort to deliver a unique certification opportunity to Medtrade attendees, an introductory workshop for the Durable Medical Equipment Specialist (CDME)... Read more >
After several retractions, CMS announced that Jan. 6, 2014, is the day that Phase Two of the Internet-based Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) will go into effect. PECOS is the... Read more >
I know it’s hard to believe, but there are many new DME suppliers getting into the business these days, in both competitive and non-competitive bidding areas. Our office is constantly contacted... Read more >
Meeting CMS quality standards are the baseline requirement of accreditation services for the HME/DME market. Beyond the basics, accreditation services vary with a range of approaches and value-... Read more >
As the New Year is beginning, it seems fit to review one of the annual requirements we have from our accreditors: Annual Education. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Final... Read more >
The HME industry is a young industry. In its present form, it has been around for about 30 years. The industry grew up relatively unregulated. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS... Read more >
In the last three weeks I’ve had to replace both my laptop and my cell phone. While some data can be transferred easily from one device to another, other information and passwords need to be... Read more >
There has been a bit of concern lately regarding the connection between accreditation, bids submitted in Round Two of Competitive Bidding and your Comprehensive Product List. Effective March... Read more >
It’s time for three-fourths of accredited providers to renew accreditation. A majority of these providers were accredited for the first time in 2009, and now their triennial accreditation... Read more >
Many DME suppliers seem to think that once they become accredited, communication with their accreditor can move to the back burner for the next two to three years. But this could not be further from... Read more >
The majority of HME companies that began the accreditation process started in 2008, and now those suppliers will be due for accreditation renewal in 2011 — which is just over one month away.... Read more >