• Local Durable Medical Equipment Supplier Earns Medicare Accreditation

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    July 25, 2019
    Northwest Respiratory & Medical has successfully completed a rigorous process to earn Medicare accreditation from the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC).
    Facility accreditation is awarded when a facility has successfully demonstrated its compliance with standards set by the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) and BOC.  Facility accreditation shows a supplier’s focus on providing quality patient care.
    “We’re honored and proud to have earned accreditation through BOC,” says Amanda Hess, Owner and CPAP Care Coordinator.  “The accreditation process has helped us to serve our patients better.”
    Owner and Store Manager, Aaron Hess states, “We are happy to work side by side with the Board of Certification to ensure we’re offering the best care available on the Palouse.  We strive to not only provide products and services to meet the needs of people in our community, but to do so in the friendliest and most respectful way possible.  We’ve been doing it for nearly 40 years and we’re excited for what the future brings.”
    Northwest Respiratory & Medical is truly a local, family owned business.  It was established in 1982, originally as Northwest Pharmacy, by Mic and Janice Hess.  In 1988 the Hess’s purchased their second pharmacy and gift store in Potlatch, Idaho.  As community needs changed, the Moscow store’s focus shifted to the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) services. 
    “The goal of facility accreditation is to demonstrate a facility’s ability to provide patients with quality care,” notes Claudia Zacharias, President & CEO of BOC, located in Owings Mills, Maryland.  “With the American population spanning five generations, we are seeing an increased need for the types of products and services Northwest Respiratory & Medical offers.”
    Northwest Respiratory & Medical is a family owned and operated business located in Moscow, Idaho. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality goods and services to those suffering from temporary disabilities or life-threatening illnesses throughout Latah and Whitman Counties. We are a provider of home-based medical equipment, supplies, and services in this community. Our aim is to help patients and their families through what is clearly a most difficult and sensitive period in their lives. We seek to provide a service that minimizes intrusion, maximizes support, and enhances the quality of life.
    Aaron Hess