PMSI Awarded CHAP Accreditation

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Workers' compensation industry leader awarded accreditation for Home Medical Equipment Standards of Excellence

Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc., (CHAP) announced today that PMSI, one of the nation’s largest providers of specialty products, services and clinical services for the workers’ compensation and liability market, has been awarded CHAP accreditation under the CHAP Home Medical Equipment Standards of Excellence. This is the first year CHAP accreditation has been awarded to PMSI.

CHAP accreditation demonstrates that PMSI meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long-term viability.

“We are very pleased that PMSI chose CHAP accreditation,” said Terry A. Duncombe, CHAP President and CEO. “Voluntarily selecting to achieve CHAP accreditation and meeting our high standards of excellence demonstrates PMSI’s commitment to quality. CHAP is delighted to work with their entire team through the ongoing process of quality improvement.”

For more information about the CHAP accreditation process, please visit the CHAP Website at http://www.chapinc.org. For additional information on CHAP, please contact Michael Grogan, Director of Business Development, at 202-862-3413 or mgrogan(at)chapinc(dot)org.

About PMSI:
Founded in 1976, PMSI is a leader in developing solutions to control the growth of medical costs in workers’ compensation. As one of the nation’s largest and most experienced companies focused solely on workers’ compensation, PMSI delivers proven solutions for cost containment across the claims lifecycle. PMSI’s solutions for Pharmacy, Medical Services and Equipment, and Settlement Solutions deliver quantifiable results and improve the quality of care for injured workers. PMSI provides customers with the innovation, focus, expertise, analytics and technology needed to successfully deliver workers’ compensation benefits. For more information, visit http://www.pmsionline.com or call 877.ASK.PMSI.

About Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc., (CHAP):
CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in community-based care. CHAP is the oldest national, community-based accrediting body with more than 5,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide. Through “deeming authority” granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP has the regulatory authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice, and home medical equipment services, to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards. CHAP’s purpose is to define and advance the highest standards of community-based care.
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Jan Luongo, APR, CPRC
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