One of the most critical aspects of the ACHC application process that DMEPOS providers must complete is the DMEPOS Accreditation Application Addendum. The DMEPOS Accreditation Application Addendum is a checklist that the customer must complete to show the equipment and supplies that they are currently billing to Medicare Part B. It is imperative that the DMEPOS Accreditation Application Addendum matches page 9 of the current 855S enrollment application for each Provider Transaction Access Number (PTAN) or Medicare Provider Number.
During the on-site survey, our Surveyors use the completed DMEPOS Accreditation Application Addendum to determine if that the specific location has appropriate inventory and is equipped to provide each product code to patients in a timely manner. For organizations with multiple locations/PTANs, each location should have its own unique DMEPOS Accreditation Application Addendum even if the equipment and supplies provided is the same.
Before the ACHC survey is completed, the surveyor will sit down with a representative from the organization to review the DMEPOS Accreditation Application Addendum and ensure that the correct product codes have been selected. The ACHC surveyor and representative will sign and date the form acknowledging the codes that will be reported to Medicare. When the organization’s Accreditation Advisor issues the approval, they will include a copy of the signed DMEPOS Accreditation Application Addendum with the documentation.
ACHC strongly encourages all of our customers to carefully review their DMEPOS Accreditation Application Addendums when submitting their application and also while on-site with their ACHC Surveyor. Renewing ACHC customers should complete a new DMEPOS Accreditation Application Addendum for each three-year accreditation cycle.
To verify the product codes that you are currently accredited for, please log into your Customer Central account. If you have any other questions or need any assistance in completing a DMEPOS Accreditation Application Addendum, please contact your organization’s Accreditation Advisor at 855-YES-ACHC (937-2242).
About the Author:
Matt Hughes is the Director of Business Development & Customer Service. His primary functions are working with current corporate customers along with identifying new opportunities to help grow ACHC. He works closely with state associations and other member organizations throughout the country.