Patient Care

All patient care facilities must meet the following basic criteria before applying for accreditation. You will also need to meet any additional requirements identified within the Standards based on the specific products and services your facility provides.

Your organization must be:

  • Located within the United States, one of its territories or possessions, or is a Department of Defense medical treatment facility or program.
  • A formally organized and legally established business that provides the type(s) of DMEPOS patient care services for which you are applying.
  • Licensed according to applicable state and federal laws and regulations and maintains all current legal authorization to operate.
  • Staffed with board certified or licensed personnel appropriate to the scope of services you provide.
  • Operational and have a minimum of 5* complete patient charts available at the time of the onsite survey.
  • Applying for ABC accreditation for all the services you provide, regardless of whether you bill Medicare for these services. This requirement extends only to those services for which ABC offers accreditation.
  • Applying for ABC accreditation for all patient care locations and each location must be in a suitable clinical setting. The decision of what is suitable is solely within ABC's discretion. 
  • Compliant with state licensure requirements. Note: If allowed by state law, Pharmacists are exempt from standard HR.4.1.

*If the facility is newly established and has a limited patient care history, ABC may determine that a smaller number of complete patient charts is acceptable.

In addition, you must:

  • Clearly define the items and services as listed in the Patient Care Accreditation Guide you provide to patients, insurance companies, referral sources and regulatory bodies, including Medicare.
  • Comply with the ABC Code of Professional Responsibility.
  • Agree to the application terms and conditions.
  • Not falsify or misrepresent your accreditation status.

Apply for Patient Care Facility Accreditation

Custom Standards Tool


As an added resource, ABC has created a quick and easy way for you to determine exactly which standards apply to the products you provide your patients. Use the tool below to choose the specific product categories you provide.


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Christine Michael

Manager, Facility Accreditation

Primary contact for: accreditation application and on-site survey issues

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Tammi Richards

Director, Facility Accreditation Services

Primary contact for: facility accreditation surveyor activities, large company accreditation program, product category reporting to Medicare and customer issue resolution

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