ACHC Behavioral Health Accreditation Program Receives Arizona Acceptance

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Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has received approval by the state of Arizona for its Behavioral Health Accreditation Services. ACHC Accreditation is now accepted in lieu of state licensing compliance surveys.

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Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has received approval by the state of Arizona for its Behavioral Health Accreditation Services. ACHC Accreditation is now accepted in lieu of state licensing compliance surveys.

According to Arizona Revised Statute 36-424C, the director (of the health department) shall accept proof that a healthcare institution is an accredited hospital or is an accredited healthcare institution in lieu of requiring all state compliance inspections. The recent acceptance of ACHC’s Behavioral Health program will greatly expand choices for providers seeking Behavioral Health Accreditation in the state of Arizona.

“ACHC is committed to partnering with behavioral healthcare providers to deliver the highest quality of service recipient care. Our Behavioral Health Accreditation program offers a range of service-specific standards that align with the individual needs of providers,” said Teresa Harbour, Interim Director, Home Health, Hospice, Private Duty and Behavioral Health. “Our recognition by the state of Arizona gives behavioral health providers the flexibility to select an accreditation organization of their choosing that not only compliments the goals of the organization, but offers an ability to meet the specialized needs of service recipients.”

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 service recipient care while enhancing business efficiencies through service-specific standards and industry based best practices.

Arizona state acceptance accompanies the recent acceptance by Optima Health of Virginia for ACHC Behavioral Health Accreditation, and approval by United Healthcare/Optum for ACHC’s Behavioral Health program.

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 service recipient 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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