Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has released standards for providers that conduct sleep testing in the home setting.
ACHC’s new Home Sleep Testing standards were developed to provide a stand-alone accreditation option for polysomnography services that are conducted only in the home setting. The new standards are designed specifically for home sleep testing services and are based on applicable regulations from the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other federal regulators, as well as standards by other pertinent organizations and authorities.
“Many sleep testing providers have shifted towards providing sleep testing services in the home setting in an effort to reduce costs and provide increased access to care for patients with obstructive sleep apnea,” said Tim Safley, ACHC, director of DME, Pharmacy, and Sleep. “By developing standards specifically for providers of home sleep testing services, we aim to help improve the quality of patient care with standards that align with national compliance and industry best practices.”