West End Drug Company, a durable medical equipment company has achieved the Award of Accreditation from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA), based in Waterloo, Iowa. This award was presented on March 9, 2012 and is achieved only when a medical equipment provider demonstrates a high level of quality in all their business operations and services. West End Drug Company, Bar Harbor, ME, earned the three-year accreditation after completing a comprehensive review process that focuses on meeting quality standards and a commitment to quality operational practices and procedures in the areas of financial stability, human resource training, patient care, delivery services, billing practices and maintenance of products and equipment. Accreditation by the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation assures Medicare and other health payers that the highest levels of quality are practiced within all areas of the company.

“We sought accreditation by the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation to demonstrate that our company is committed to providing excellent products in a safe and efficient manner,” says Michael Gilfillan, Owner and Chief Pharmacist, West End Drug Company. “This award also reinforces that our commitment to quality is ongoing.”

Founded in 2005, the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation became a deemed authority by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to accredit providers of durable and home medical equipment. HQAA and Company Name, seek to ensure that patients receive honest, ethical treatment. HQAA’s interactive, web-based design is specifically aimed at the durable medical equipment industry, providing a targeted approach to accreditation and quality improvement.

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