DME Accreditation Application
By starting the Application for Accreditation of Non-Medicare DME Suppliers, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions. DME accreditation for non-Medicare suppliers by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) represents recognition that a supplier has met the most current Standards for DME Supplier Accreditation
To be eligible for consideration for accreditation, a supplier must complete an Application for Accreditation of Non-Medicare DME Suppliers and submit it to the AASM along with all requested supplementary materials and fees.
As the applicant, you understand that the AASM reserves the right to update both the Application and Standards at any time. All applicants will be reviewed based upon the current Application and standards, regardless of the date you started the application. Prior to submitting an Application for Accreditation of Non-Medicare DME Suppliers, be certain you are using the current version.
To apply, download and submit the following forms:
HIPAA privacy rules require covered entities (DME suppliers) to enter into written agreements with their business associates. Business associates are defined by HIPAA as any individuals or organizations that have access to Protected Health Information (PHI) as a result of providing services to that covered entity. During AASM DME supplier accreditation PHI information is shared within the application and site visit process, thus the AASM is considered a business associate of applicant entities. To comply with new HIPAA regulations, your program will need to enter into a business associate agreement with the AASM.
For your convenience, the AASM is providing a business agreement to be used for this purpose. It is written in a simple and concise manner to be applied to this business associate situation. The AASM requires accredited suppliers to sign the business associate agreement to comply with HIPAA requirements.
To enter into a business associate agreement with the AASM, simply complete and sign two copies, and submit them with your application. A representative of the AASM will sign both copies and return one to your attention for your facilities records.