On an annual basis, ACHC reviews the standards for each accreditation program to ensure relevancy. Generally the revisions are minor and include additions, deletions, and clarifications. The 2019 revisions were released February 1. All deletions and clarifications became effective February 1. New standards and additions to standards become effective June 1.
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.
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