ACHC Now Accepted in California for Licensure Surveys

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Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has received approval by the state of California for their Home Health and Private Duty Accreditation services.

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Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has received approval by the state of California for their Home Health and Private Duty Accreditation services. ACHC Home Health and Private Duty Accreditation is now accepted in lieu of state licensure.

Based on a review of current ACHC standards, survey practices, and review procedures for home health and private duty agencies, California has determined that ACHC standards and practices meet or exceed the licensing standards currently adopted by the state.

“We are pleased with California’s decision to accept ACHC Accreditation, and believe it represents the quality of accreditation programs that we offer,” said Teresa Harbour, ACHC, Interim Director, Home Health, Hospice, Private Duty, and Behavioral Health. “ACHC is privileged to be recognized by the state of California and to give providers the option to choose an accreditation organization (AO) that meets the specific needs of patients and their organization.”

ACHC currently accredits more than 12,300 locations across the U.S., and offers nationally-recognized accreditation services for home health, hospice, private duty, sleep, pharmacy, and DMEPOS. The organization’s unique, consultative approach to accreditation is designed to improve the quality of patient care while enhancing business efficiencies through service-specific standards and industry based best practices.

California acceptance is accompanied by the recent recognition by the state of Texas to conduct licensure surveys for home health and hospice agencies.

ACHC is a not-for-profit AO 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. ACHC is the provider’s choice for accreditation because of their personal Accreditation Advisors, relevant and realistic standards, competitive pricing, and a friendly, consultative approach to accreditation. 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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