Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation

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The Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA) is a US not-for-profit health care accrediting body and is an alternative to the Accreditation Commission for Health Care and Joint Commission.[1] The organization provides an accreditation option specifically designed with the durable medical equipment (DME).

Headquartered in Waterloo, Iowa, HQAA was developed following passage of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. It has been awarded Medicare deeming status for DME accreditation.[2]

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