Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 18, 2012
The Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. received notice from Noridian Administrative Services, LLC and National Government Services, Inc. approving the addition of ACHC accreditation in their local coverage determination (LCD) for Polysomnography and Sleep Studies. The LCD requires each sleep laboratory or sleep testing facility in the Carrier’s jurisdiction to have a physician director who meets certain qualifications including employment by an accredited sleep lab or sleep testing facility, which now is revised to include ACHC.
Noridian Administrative Services, LLC (NAS), Jurisdiction F (AL, AZ, ID, MT, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY) has revised the LCD policy (L24350) to recognize ACHC as an approved accrediting body for sleep labs with an effective date of February 27, 2012 and will be visible on the Medicare Coverage Database on Thursday, June 14, 2012.
National Government Services, Inc., Jurisdiction 13 (NY, CT) and the state of Indiana has revised their LCD policy (L26428) to include ACHC with an effective date of July 1, 2012 and will be viewable in the Medicare Coverage Database on Thursday, June 28, 2012.
ACHC is encouraged by the continued acceptance and recognition of its Sleep Lab program since its launch in 2009. If you would like additional information about ACHC’s Sleep Accreditation Program or list of approved Jurisdictions please call, toll free, 855-937-2242.
ACHC is a not-for-profit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. They are ISO 9001:2008 certified and have CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS. ACHC is the provider’s choice for accreditation because of personal account managers, relevant and realistic standards, competitive pricing and a friendly, consultative approach to accreditation. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care. For more information on ACHC’s accreditation programs, or to download free accreditation standards, please visit ACHC.org or contact them at customerservice(at)achc(dot)org or 855-937-2242.
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