HME/DME Accreditation-Related Resources

Deemed Accreditation Organizations for DMEPOS

The following accreditation organizations have been recognized by CMS. Accreditation Helper, LLC’s supports customer choice in the accreditor of their choosing and is proud to currently be working with clients for ACHC,BOC,HQAA and The Joint Commission

Accreditation Commission for Health care, Inc. (ACHC)

Approved for the following categories of DMEPOS: Respiratory, orthotics, Rehabilitation Tecnology Supplier and Medical supply provider

American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc. (ABC)

Board of Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC)

Approved for the following DMEPOS categories: All orthotics, prosthetics, pedorthic and for DME all respiratory and POV.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP)

Approved for all product categories and custom orthotics.

HealthCare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA)

Approved for all product categories of DME and custom orthotics

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)

The Compliance Team, Inc.

Approved for product categories: All mail order and home delivery medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies. Home dialysis supplies, therapeutic shoes and inserts.

The Joint Commission

Approved for all products and services described in Section 1834(a) (13) of the Act. Prosthetic devices,orthotics and prosthetics descibed in section 1834(h) of the Act and items described in Section 1842(s) (2) of the Act.

Emergency Planning

Emergency Management Plan examples and approaches for planning for suppliers and business owners.

CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response Site

Resources and examples on how to prepare and respond should your community be impacted by biologicals or other infectious agents.

FEMA: Protect Your Property or Business from Disaster

Resource provides overviews and templated examples to design a plan for your business.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

DMEPOS suppliers quick link for recent news alerts, regulations and changes affecting DMEPOS providers and suppliers.

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Center

DMEPOS provider news and program specific updates.

Final CMS DMEPOS Quality Standards

Final DMEPOS Quality Standards. Published October, 2008

Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum Open Door Forums

Reoccurring telephone panel discussions with CMS and DMEPOS suppliers. Replays of recorded sessions also available for downloading.

Overview DMEPOS Competitive Bidding

Suppliers quick link to current policy and procedure related to the Competitive Bidding program.

Durable Medical Equipment Administrative Contractors (DME MACS)

Enrolled suppliers contact by geographical location with questions on claims related business.

AdminaStar Federal -- Jurisdiction B DME MAC Information

Jurisdiction B claims related business.

DME MAC Jurisdiction C

Jurisdiction C claims related business.

Jurisdiction D claims processing

Jurisdiction D claims processing.

NHIC

Jurisdiction A claims processing.

Licensure

Stay current with your states licensure requirements for your business and the professionals you employ.

Health Guide USA

Advanced search allows you to locate professional practice acts requirements in detail by state.

Licensure requirements by state

Site provides state licensure requirements based on the types of services provided and the staff employed. Just type in licensure in the search window and select your state.

Performance Improvement

Designing, implementing and monitoring Performance Improvement initiatives.

Managing Performance Measurement Data in Health Care

Examples of collected Performance Improvement data including , graphs and outcomes analysis. Available through www.jcrinc.com

NQMC

National Quality Measures Clearinghouse. Resources for Performance Improvement measure selection, data collection and analysis

Using Performance Improvement Tools in Healthcare

Examples of measures, including garphs and ideas for bencmarking collected data. Available through www.jcrinc.com

State Medical Equipment Associations

Accreditation Helper, LLC recognizes how membership in a suppliers state association provides great opportunities for networking and keeping current with legislative changes in your industry and state.

Alabama/Alabama Durable Medical Equipment Association

Arizona/AZMESA Home Page

California/About CAMPS

Colorado/Cames - Colorado Association for Medical Equipment Services

Connecticut/Nemed - New England Medical Equipment Dealers and Assocoation

Florida/Medical Equipment Suppliers

Georgia/Georgia Association of Medical Equipment Services

Hawaii/Healthcare Association of Hawaii: Homecare and Hospice Division - Home Page

Illinois/Illinois Association for Medical Equipment

Indiana/AIHMES

Iowa/MAMES/ Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services

Kansas/MAMES/ Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services

Kentucky/Medical Equipment Suppliers

Maine/Nemed / New England Medical Equipment Dealers and Assocoation/

Maryland/Medical Equipment Association

Massachusetts/Nemed / New England Medical Equipment Dealers and Assocoation

Michigan/Michigan Home Health Association

Minnesota/MAMES/ Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services

Mississippi/ Mississippi Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers

Missouri/MAMES/ Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services

Montana/Medical Equipment Suppliers Association

Nebraska/MAMES/ Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services

Nevada/Nevada Association of Medical Professionals Society

New Hampshire/Nemed / New England Medical Equipment Dealers and Assocoation

New Jersey/JAMES - Jersey Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers

North Carolina/NCAMES/Medical Equipment Suppliers Association

North Dakota/MAMES/ Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services

Ohio/OAMES/ Ohio Association of Medical Equipment Services

Oklahoma/MESA/Medical Equipment Suppliers Association

Oregon/Pacific Association for Medical Equipment Services

Pennsylvania/PAMS/ Pennsylvania Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers

South Carolina/SC MESA/ South Carolina Medical Equipment Services Association

South Dakota/MAMES/Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services

Tennessee/Tennessee Association For Home Care, Inc. - Home

Texas/MESA/Medical Equipment Suppliers Association

Vermont/Nemed/ New England Medical Equipment Dealers and Assocoation

Virginia/VADMEC/Medical Equipment Suppliers Association

Washington/Pacific Association for Medical Equipment Services

Wisconsin/WAMES/ Wisconsin Association of Medical Equipment Services

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