The Standard

CHAP’s blog, The Standard, is your resource for the latest in home and community-based health care accreditation news.  

Our team is on top of the latest regulatory shifts and policy changes and has insights about how what happens in DC or your state's capital will affect your business. Our analysis will give you the information and clarity you need to prepare for the future of health care. 

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CMS Releases Updates for HME/DME Providers

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released updates surrounding two home medical equipment (HME) products. The first issued limits surrounding manual wheelchairs and the decision stated that providers are not allowed to use K0108 for titanium or heavy duty upgrades for...

CMS Launches DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week the new single payment amounts and began sending contract offers to successful bidders for the recompete Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. These contracts...

Important Announcement for CHAP Accredited DME Providers

Recently the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that all DMEPOS suppliers who furnish any item in the ventilator policy group are required to have an R03 (Invasive Mechanical Ventilation) accreditation code and must ensure that frequent and substantial servicing is...