Accrediting Your Business
Is Our Business
Advantages of Accreditation
Accreditation is good for your business and your customers.
- Demonstrates that your business is aligned with regulatory requirements.
Meets reimbursement requirements from Medicare and other third-party payers.
- Provides your business with a competitive edge in the marketplace.
- Assures patients, physicians, government agencies/representatives, healthcare associations, and the public at large of the competence, professionalism, and safe practice environment of your business.
Benefits of Partnering with BOC
As a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-deemed accrediting organization, BOC provides step-by-step, expert guidance throughout the accreditation process.
- Nationally-recognized customer service.
- One-on-one guidance from our accreditation experts.
- Competitive pricing.
- Quick turnaround.
- In-person, virtual, and expedited site survey options.
- Complimentary checklists to help you prepare for your site survey.
- Additional resources such as the BOC Accreditation Standards Guide (includes the CMS Quality and Supplier Standards and CMS DMEPOS Supplier Standards documents). See Accreditation Downloads.
Accreditations We Offer
BOC offers accreditations for facilities offering products in the following classifications. Consult our Product Category List for specific information. If you’re not sure which accreditation is appropriate for your business, contact us.
For suppliers of durable medical equipment/home medical equipment (DME/HME). Health care providers order DME/HME for everyday or extended use. Products may include but are not limited to oxygen equipment, wheelchairs, off-the-shelf orthotics, crutches, hospital beds, and more. Consult the BOC DME/HME Product Category List for specific information. Apply
For Orthotic and/or Prosthetic (O&P) practices that provide patient care under the scopes of practice of certified orthotists, prosthetists, and orthotic fitters along with other professionals specifically trained in the field. Many O&P facilities specialize in custom-fabricated orthotic and prosthetic care including–but not limited to–custom and prefabricated and off-the-shelf orthoses, limb prostheses; custom and non-custom diabetic shoes and inserts; pneumatic compression devices; and surgical dressings and supplies. Apply
For suppliers that provide patients with external breast prostheses, mastectomy garments, lymphedema garments, as well as other breast care products that address and treat physical asymmetries. Apply
For pharmacies who are following best practices in their provision of pharmaceutical services to their community. Apply
Get Accredited with BOC
Video 2:51 Minutes
Overview explaining the ease and value of accrediting your organization with BOC.
5 Steps to Accreditation
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
For your convenience, you can apply online or download an application. Choose a category to get started, or, contact the BOC Accreditation Team for assistance.
PREPARE FOR AND PARTICIPATE IN A SITE SURVEY
We will review your application to determine site survey readiness. You are encouraged to use the Site Survey Checklist to prepare. A site surveyor will visit your business during the hours specified on your application. They will inspect your business location, required manuals, patient charts, and financial documents. If you have questions, refer to the FAQs or contact us.
RECEIVE YOUR RESULTS
BOC will notify you of your accreditation status after reviewing your site survey results. If your business did not meet the requirements, we will contact you for additional information.
SUBMIT ANY REQUESTED DOCUMENTS
Your survey results may include requests for additional documents that must be submitted before accreditation can be awarded (this is not uncommon). If you have questions about the request, please contact us.
You need to enroll with any insurance providers with whom you intend to participate. This may include applying for Provider Transaction Number (PTAN). A PTAN is required to bill CMS. To obtain a PTAN, submit a Medicare Enrollment Application with a copy of your accreditation certificate to either National Provider East (Novitas Solutions) or National Provider West (Palmetto GBA) depending on your location.
PLEASE NOTE: BOC cannot influence how quickly NSC issues your PTAN.