Patrick Henry Medical, LLC, a medical equipment company specializing in clinical respiratory services located in Sherman, Texas that does business as Breath of Life, has achieved Exemplary Provider® accredited status for Patient-Centered Respiratory Home™ (PCRH), The Compliance Team’s (TCT) latest accreditation designation that is specifically designed to help respiratory care professionals perform at the top of their license.
According to Sandra Canally, RN who is the founder and CEO of The Compliance Team, Inc. a Medicare-approved national healthcare accreditation organization, her firm launched its proprietary Patient-Centered Respiratory Home™ program in June. Breath of Life, which is also accredited by The Compliance Team for Medicare Part-B DMEPOS is the firm’s first PCRH accreditation track recipient.
“Leading up to the launch of our Respiratory Home program there was a growing realization of the need for better communication and coordination regarding respiratory care management. This new program sets in place quality standards that guide clinical respiratory providers to better engage with their chronic care patients,” Canally explained. She went on to add that better outcomes are driven thru additional care planning and focused follow-up visits with program goals being threefold: 1) address poor respiratory care management; 2) decrease emergency department visits; 3) lower hospital readmissions.
Henry B. Loe, Jr., Breath of Life’s owner released the following statement upon learning of The Compliance Team’s formal accreditation decision: “Thank you so much! The best part of this is working with TCT, not kidding. You guys are amazing and that’s what makes programs like this possible! Y’all truly care about listening to your DME companies and making them rise to the standards of care that SHOULD exist to move the industry forward.”
According to Canally, TCT’s Patient-Centered Respiratory Home™ designation highlight’s the role of respiratory HME as the “go to” provider for respiratory care management. The program is intended to enhance patient management practices through concise measures that cover care planning, provider coordination, and communication between respiratory specialists and prescribers. Presently, it is the only accreditation designation that recognizes respiratory HMEs for their expertise in care coordination within the medical community.