ACHC to add Ten Additional Services to Behavioral Health Program

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Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is pleased to announce the expansion of its Behavioral Health program to include ten new services.

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Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is pleased to announce the expansion of its Behavioral Health program to include ten new services. The new services include: Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT), Assessment and Referral Services (ARS), Intensive In-Home (IIH), Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOTX), Partial Hospitalization Services (PHS), Personal Support Services (PSS), Prevention Services (PVS), Residential Treatment (RTX), Supervised Group Living (SGL), and Supported Employment Services (SES). The additional service lines have been officially released and are available to providers.

“We are proud to introduce these additional service lines to our already diverse Behavioral Health Accreditation program,” said Britt Welch, ACHC Clinical Manager, Behavioral Health. “We are committed to offering accreditation programs that meet the specific needs of the behavioral health community, and to facilitating the highest quality of care for service recipients.”

In a continuously-evolving market, ACHC offers providers customized standards that are designed for the individual services rendered. Released in 2013, ACHC’s Behavioral Health program covers an array of services offered to persons challenged with mental health, intellectual/developmental, and/or substance abuse issues.

ACHC Behavioral Health Standards are developed specifically for community-based behavioral health care services and are written in a clear and concise structure with requirements that are relevant to daily operations. The unique, consultative approach to accreditation is designed to improve the quality of service recipient care while enhancing business efficiencies through service-specific standards and industry-based best practices. With a large focus on performance improvement, risk management, and customer experience, ACHC accreditation demonstrates a provider’s dedication to delivering the highest quality of care to physicians, patients, and payors.

Behavioral Health providers interested in achieving ACHC accreditation can get started by creating a Customer Central account at cc.achc.org. Here, providers are able to preview and download the standards for each service as well as begin the application process.

ACHC is a not-for-profit accreditation organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. The organization has CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice, and DMEPOS, and a Quality Management System that is certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards. ACHC is the provider’s choice for accreditation because of their personal Accreditation Advisors, relevant and realistic standards, and competitive pricing. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.

For more information on ACHC’s accreditation programs and educational resources, or to download ACHC Accreditation Standards, please visit achc.org or contact them at customerservice(at)achc(dot)org or (855) 937-2242.

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