Accreditation Commission for Health Care’s Sleep Accreditation program recently received acceptance by Highmark Health, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Effective beginning August 2015, the approval by Highmark Health permits ACHC-accredited sleep providers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia to access the network.

Highmark Health is among the 10 largest health insurers in the United States and is the fourth-largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield-affiliated company. Highmark and its diversified businesses and affiliates operate health insurance plans in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia that serve 5.3 million members. Highmark is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

“ACHC offers a Sleep Accreditation program that facilitates the highest-quality patient care through a consultative survey approach that assesses sleep providers based on industry-specific quality standards,” says ACHC director of DMEPOS, pharmacy, and sleep, Timothy Safley, MBA, RRT, RCP, in a release. “We are proud to gain acceptance by Highmark Health and believe the decision will allow sleep providers to select the accreditation organization that best fits the needs of the business and their patients.”