National Dialysis Accreditation Commission Becomes 1st Accreditation Organization to Receive Deemed Status for ESRD
GLEN ELLYN, Ill., /PRNewswire/ -- National Dialysis Accreditation Commission, LLC (NDAC), an Accreditation Organization (AO) specializing in the dialysis industry, has received approval of deemed status from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Visit the NDAC website at www.ndacommission.com.
With this approval, NDAC becomes the first AO in the country to be approved for deemed status for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Dialysis providers successfully completing NDAC's accreditation process will now be awarded Medicare certification from CMS based on their accreditation with recommendation for deemed status by NDAC. Based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, NDAC offers accreditation services in all 50 United States and U.S. territories.
Due to a lapse in appropriations, CMS was unable to follow routine protocol to announce its approval of NDAC's application as an approved Medicare accreditation program for ESRD facilities in the Federal Register. Instead, CMS issued an approval letter with an effective date of January 4, 2019 directly to NDAC. Once funds are appropriated and the Federal Government resumes normal operations, this notice will be published in the Federal Register.
Co-Founder and Chief Compliance Officer Glenda Payne commented, "We are very excited to offer an alternative path to Medicare certification. We have hired a cadre of experienced dialysis nurses to conduct our surveys, providing a level of expertise and focus on high risk practices. Our focus on strictly dialysis facilities will allow dramatic reduction in waiting times for initial surveys and predictable survey intervals for resurveys."
"'Dialysis Accreditation by Dialysis Experts' is a focus that we are incorporating into all aspects of our survey process," commented Jennifer Vavrinchik, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer. "Our accreditation standards largely mirror CMS' Condition for Coverage for ESRD, so providers can be assured a familiar compliance experience when working with NDAC."
"We are thrilled to lead the industry in being the first AO approved in the ESRD space," said Curt Anliker, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. "We have developed a service offering that is tailored for not only the large dialysis organizations and the regional players, but also for the multi-site and single, independent dialysis providers. We look forward to delivering a best-in-class service with a team that is unparalleled in terms of dialysis experience."
For more information, contact NDAC at 630-387-6680 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE National Dialysis Accreditation Commission