According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), “As of January 30, 2019, there are no active Medicare Provider Enrollment Moratoria in any State or U.S. territories.” CMS announced Wednesday that the provider enrollment moratoria on home health agencies in Illinois, Michigan, Texas, and Florida have expired. The notice from CMS can be read here.
PCAB-accredited Pharmacy Specialties & Clinic of Sioux Falls, SD, achieved an additional recognition in September when it became the first to receive ACHC’s new Distinction in Hazardous Drug Handling (HDH).
“Many companies regret not doing more comparison shopping when choosing their accreditor. Sometimes the cheapest selection ends up costing more in terms of service, additional fees, or resource burdens for the provider,” says Tim Safley, ACHC’s Director of DMEPOS, Pharmacy, and Sleep.
The thoughts and concerns of everyone at ACHC are with those in Texas dealing with the horrific aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. As selfless healthcare workers continue to provide medical aid to patients - often at great risk to themselves - we are hopeful for the safety of providers and their patients.
At ACHC, our Surveyors are truly experts in their fields. Accreditation Corporate Surveyor Randy Hughes is no exception. Hughes is a registered Respiratory Therapist with over 45 years of experience whose areas of expertise include quality management, operational efficiency and medical gas CGMP compliance. Hughes recently wrote an article for HomeCare Magazine that examined accreditation considerations for alternative delivery models in HME. Read a condensed version below, or click here to read the full article. Congratulations, Randy!
June 16, 2017. The Pharmacy Podcast (www.pharmacypodcast.com), the nation’s most popular and downloaded podcast on the pharmacy industry, today featured an informational segment about the upcoming PCAB Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding / USP Compliance workshop to be held July 25-26, 2017 at Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Pharmacy in Florham Park, New Jersey.
With the collective eyes of the nation focused on the federal government during this shutdown, ACHC wants to reassure our customers that this does not delay scheduling of on-site surveys, awarding non-deemed accreditation, or submitting our findings and recommendations for deemed status to the CMS Regional Offices. Agencies with deemed status who are due for renewal during the shutdown will not be affected; those facilities with a CCN are still able to bill Medicare.