BOC Earns Recognition as an Accreditation Provider for Home Medical Equipment Licensure in Florida

April 6, 2015

The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) was selected by The Agency for Health Care Administration for the state of Florida (AHCA) to provide accreditation for Home Medical Equipment (HME) suppliers there. BOC is one of five CMS-deemed Accrediting Organizations to earn this designation. BOC’s Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) facility accreditation allows facilities to avoid additional inspections by AHCA, saving time and expense for suppliers pursuing HME licenses in Florida.

AHCA was created to serve as the state’s chief health policy and planning entity. The agency is responsible for the licensure of the state’s 45,000 health care facilities, the management of the state’s estimated $22.9 billion Medicaid program, and the sharing of health care data through the Florida Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis.

A September letter from AHCA’s Program Administrator stated that BOC’s Facility Accreditation On-Site Survey Checklist for DMEPOS suppliers, combined with surveyor notes, meets AHCA’s requirements for Florida HME supplier licensure. The surveyors who perform facility inspections were trained on Florida licensure regulations by BOC. BOC also shares information about these regulations with its BOC-accredited HME suppliers.

BOC’s Chief Credentialing Officer, Wendy Miller, BOCO, LO, CDME, commented, “BOC is pleased to have the opportunity to provide DME suppliers in Florida with another option for achieving Home Medical Equipment licensure. Our DMEPOS facility accreditation was designed to confirm compliance by DME suppliers to high industry standards. This benefits both businesses and consumers in Florida.”

BOC accreditation provides step-by-step expert guidance and award-winning customer service at an affordable price. Facilities accredited by BOC include DME and HME suppliers, pharmacies, providers of orthoses and prostheses, mastectomy boutiques, and nursing homes. BOC credentials have earned the respect and trust of physicians and patients for over 30 years.