ACHC Sleep Accreditation Accepted by Highmark Health

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Accreditation Commission for Health Care’s Sleep Accreditation program recently received acceptance by Highmark Health, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Effective beginning August 2015, the approval by Highmark Health permits ACHC-accredited sleep providers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia to access the network.

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Accreditation Commission for Health Care’s Sleep Accreditation program recently received acceptance by Highmark Health, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Effective beginning August 2015, the approval by Highmark Health permits ACHC-accredited sleep providers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia to access the network.

Highmark Health is among the 10 largest health insurers in the United States and is the fourth-largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield-affiliated company. Highmark and its diversified businesses and affiliates operate health insurance plans in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia that serve 5.3 million members. Highmark is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

“ACHC offers a Sleep Accreditation program that facilitates the highest-quality patient care through a consultative survey approach that assesses sleep providers based on industry-specific quality standards,” said ACHC Director of DMEPOS, Pharmacy, and Sleep, Timothy Safley, MBA, RRT, RCP. “We are proud to gain acceptance by Highmark Health and believe the decision will allow sleep providers to select the accreditation organization that best fits the needs of the business and their patients.”

ACHC offers a patient-focused approach to Sleep Accreditation with principles that were developed with direct input from industry professionals to ensure relevant and realistic standards. The organization’s consultative approach to accreditation is designed to facilitate a higher quality of patient care while enhancing business efficiencies. In order to remain flexible to the needs of providers, ACHC’s Sleep Accreditation program offers standards for Sleep Labs/Centers (SLCs) and stand-alone Home Sleep Testing (HST) services.

ACHC is a not-for-profit accreditation organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. The organization has CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice, and DMEPOS and a Quality Management System that is certified to ISO 9001:2008. ACHC’s broad range of accreditation programs also includes Pharmacy, Private Duty Nursing, and Behavioral Health. ACHC is the provider’s choice for accreditation because of its personal Account Advisors, relevant and realistic standards, competitive pricing, and 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 and educational resources, or to download ACHC Accreditation Standards, please visit achc.org or contact them at customerservice(at)achc(dot)org or 855-937-2242.

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