HME Accreditation Simplified
Retail Sales only version for Medical Supply Provider Accreditation
This manual is suitable for those companies who provide retail sales, offer rent-to-purchase, or purchase-only supplies and equipment without home delivery and setup. Additional Module available for Fitter Services– mastectomy fitting, orthotics and prosthetics.
Each manual comes with policies and procedures that meet the CMS and accreditation guidelines, job descriptions, forms, an employee handbook and Quality Improvement/Performance Management Guides.
The manual is cross-walked for ACHC, The Joint Commission and CHAP Accreditation Agencies.
Why Consider a Medical Supply Provider Accreditation Manual?
Accreditation Process is Difficult
Any executive who has investigated the road to successful accreditation already knows that it is an arduous and time consuming process consisting of:
- Developing Policies and Procedures
- Standardizing Patient and Employee Records
- Evaluating Existing Safety and Maintenance Processes
- Comprehensive Record Keeping and Audit Practices
Accreditation is like a complex maze to be navigated. Without expert accreditation assistance, you face more questions than answers, and the process becomes overwhelming.
Accreditation Can Be Expensive
Overall, accreditation is not cheap! It will cost you both time and money. A system and good planning will ensure it is done more smoothly and accurately, reducing cost and create long-lasting, sustainable processes. We want to make it easier.
We understand you still have a business to run and can’t tie up staff to focus on the lengthy accreditation process (The average is 3-4 months). The task of developing policy and procedure manuals and associated processes is only the beginning of this undertaking. Once your manuals and processes are in place, data must also be collected for proof of compliance.
Every company embarking on the process of accreditation wants to have the right plan for accreditation at the very start. Companies want to be certain that they are not wasting their time and money on an accreditation implementation that is fundamentally flawed. The desire for a “no surprises” survey experience is a critical element, while also streamlining their efforts to minimize day-to-day work flow interruptions during the preparation phase.
Accreditation Agency Materials Are Not Enough…
While all the accrediting bodies try to provide helpful materials to prepare companies for accreditation, most fall short. The materials provided explain what information is necessary to complete and compile, but does not explain how to do it. Personnel within the accrediting agencies are knowledgeable and helpful to answer questions, however, they do not have the time nor are they paid to do the “hand holding” that is often necessary.
There are two solutions to this dilemma: hire a consultant, or acquire and use a high quality policy and procedure manual. Thankfully, we provide both so you can get the help you need!
Many consultants can take 3 months or more to adequately prepare a company. However, with a good policy and procedure manual, the time needed with an accreditation consultant can been reduced to between 1 to 3 days… or even none at all, depending on the complexity of your business.
Medical Supply Provider Accreditation Simplified Manual
We have developed a unique and complete policy and procedure manual that is all any HME or MEDICAL SUPPLY PROVIDER company will need to meet every CMS standard, and obtain successful accreditation by any of the CMS approved accreditation bodies, including ACHC, THE JOINT COMMISSION, CHAP, and others.
Developed in 1997 for full service HME companies, and growing and improving ever since, it has been created a 100% accreditation survey success rate for over a decade! It has been specifically created for Retail-only HME, Pharmacies, Fitter Services, Mail Order Supply, and other MEDICAL SUPPLY PROVIDER companies with no equipment rentals, no maintenance, and no home delivery.
Your customized manual will truly reflect your business operations and will be all you need to get started correctly with your survey preparations. If you need more support, we offer Medical Supply Provider Accreditation Consulting Services and afterwards, subscription services to keep your manuals up-to-date.
MEDICAL SUPPLY PROVIDER Accreditation Simplified!(tm)
…gives you a complete set of all the Policy and Procedure Manuals you need for the Home Medical Equipment part of your business to meet all of the CMS Quality Standards and achieve or maintain accreditation by any of the following CMS approved accreditation agencies:
- Accreditation Commission for Healthcare, Inc. (ACHC)
- Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (THE JOINT COMMISSION)
- Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP)
- National Board of Accreditation for Orthotic Suppliers
- Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC)
- National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)
- American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc. (ABC)
- The Compliance Team, Inc.
You will find included in this material:
- Policies and Procedures
- Job Descriptions designed for your organization
- a complete Performance Management Program
- Training Programs
- Clinical Tools for all your product lines that meet the CMS guidelines
- And more.
Visit our Table of Contents Page for more details.
You’ll Receive Everything You Need to Assure a Successful Accreditation Survey
“When our company decided to become accredited, we didn’t even know where to begin. So we bought HME Solutions’ manual to get us through this overwhelming process and we even contracted for some of his consulting time as well.
Without this outstanding manual, I don’t think we could have gotten so much accomplished. We put all of the policies and procedures in place, including the warehouse and delivery truck plan. It was the best thing our company could have decided to do.”
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