Accreditation Articles
Updates about AASM facility, independent sleep practice, and DME accreditation

Palmetto GBA now requiring sleep-specific accreditation in Jurisdictions J and M

Medicare contractor Palmetto GBA recently released revisions to its local coverage determination (LCD) policy for polysomnography and other sleep studies for Medicare Jurisdictions J and M (L36593), affecting sleep facilities in 7 states:  Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.  [...]

2018-03-23T23:27:18+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Accreditation, Featured|

Jurisdiction J transition to Palmetto GBA results in new sleep facility accreditation requirement

Due to a recent transition in the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction J, sleep facilities in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee need to ensure that they meet all coverage provisions outlined in Palmetto GBA LCD L36593: Polysomnography, including the accreditation requirement. The Centers for [...]

2018-01-05T21:22:06+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Accreditation, Featured|

Medicare contractor Noridian revises sleep study LCD policy to require accreditation

This week Medicare contractor Noridian Healthcare Services LLC announced revisions to its local coverage determination (LCD) policy for polysomnography and other sleep studies for Jurisdiction E (L36861) and Jurisdiction F (L34040), affecting sleep facilities in 13 states. By June 5, 2017, these sleep facilities must have sleep-specific accreditation to be eligible for coverage.

2017-08-23T14:19:43+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Accreditation, Clinical Resources|

AASM updates Standards for Accreditation to clarify diagnosis review requirement

The AASM has made a minor update to the Standards for Accreditation to clarify that only diagnoses based upon the interpretation of a sleep study must be reviewed by an individual who is board-certified in sleep medicine (Standard F-8 of the Standards for Accreditation and Standard F-2 of the Independent Sleep Practice Standards for Accreditation).

2018-02-15T21:10:05+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Accreditation|