Big news in the sleep world has many providers wide awake. Recent changes to Medicare coverage policies for sleep studies will require sleep-specific accreditation for providers in 13 states. And it’s happening soon.
Effective June 5, 2017, sleep lab facilities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and certain U.S. territories will have to have sleep-specific accreditation to be eligible for coverage.
To assist facilities in meeting this deadline, ACHC is offering accelerated sleep lab accreditation.
To start the process, you will need to submit an application (available in your Customer Central account) and a $1,500 nonrefundable deposit. Your contract will then be emailed to you by your Account Advisor. Next, you will need to complete an Accelerated Sleep Accreditation Preliminary Evidence Report (PER) Checklist in which you acknowledge that the requirements of the PER Checklist have been met and the required items have been submitted for clinical review.
In order for ACHC to issue a subsequent approval letter and certificate, all submitted PER items must go through a successful clinical desk review and we must have the following items:
- Signed contract
- Payment in full
The approval letter will grant you accreditation for one year. ACHC will then work with you to schedule an on-site survey as quickly as possible. Once ACHC has completed the site visit, you will receive an updated accreditation certificate that will expire three years from the original accreditation date.
Please call us at (855) 937-2242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.