Mandatory accreditation is here! The Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 requires that every home medical equipment company be accredited to bill the DMEPOS Medicare program or participate in the competitive bidding process.
First 10 Metropolitan Statistical Areas were named. Then the next 70 additional MSA’s have been announced. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has required all other Part B Medicare Providers and the remaining MSA’s throughout the country to become accredited. The September 30, 2009 deadline has come but it is not too late for you to complete the process. If you are a new provider you will be required to be accredited prior to getting your provider number.
There are a number of policy manuals available; however we have simplified this manual for you. DME Consult, LLC has put together a policy and procedure manual that meets the accreditation requirements for ACHC, CHAP, HQAA and Joint Commission.
The SAS manual has comprehensive policies which are simple to understand and easy to use and implement in your organization.
Our SAS Manual has been compiled by experienced consultants with over 35 collective years assisting clients with the accreditation process. DME Consult, LLC consultants are also trained, current accreditation surveyors.