Since October 2009, all DME suppliers must hold accreditation from an approved accrediting body in order to maintain their Medicare billing privileges. Additionally, all new entities applying for a Medicare provider number must first become accredited before obtaining Medicare billing privileges.
HMG is not an accrediting body. Rather, HMG assists clients in developing, implementing, and navigating the accreditation process. We work hand-in-hand with clients to ensure the accreditation process integrates with their business, becoming part of daily functioning rather than a set of policies and procedures considered only during accreditation and renewal.
Accreditation is not limited to initial application and renewal. Suppliers must update and notify their accrediting agency with changes in products, services, and ownership. Let HMG ensure your accreditation is maintained as your business grows and changes.
Loss or suspension of accreditation has devastating results on a supplier’s billing privileges. The Audit Team can help you before risk of suspension or denial of accreditation. We walk you through the process—or complete the application for you—making accreditation and implementation as seamless as possible.
Approved accrediting organizations
JCAHO – Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations
CHAP – Community Health Accreditation Program
HQAA – Healthcare Quality Associates of Accreditation
NBAOS – National Board of Accreditation for Orthotic Supplies
BOCO – Board for Orthotic/Prosthetic Certification
ACHC – Accreditation Commission for Healthcare, Inc.
NABP – National Association of Board of Pharmacy
CARF – Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
ABC – American Board for certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthists, Inc.
TCT – The Compliance Team, Inc.