ACHC Now Accepted by Magellan Health for Behavioral Health Accreditation

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Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has received approval by Magellan Health, a healthcare management company, for its Behavioral Health Accreditation services.

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Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has received approval by Magellan Health, a healthcare management company, for its Behavioral Health Accreditation services. Magellan Health contracts with many states’ Medicaid programs and commercial payors to manage Behavioral Health programs. Magellan Health is active in several states, including but not limited to: Arizona, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Florida.

“We are pleased with Magellan’s decision to accept ACHC Behavioral Health Accreditation, and believe it reflects our purpose and mission as an accreditation organization to provide the best possible experience to providers,” said Barb Sylvester, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Quality. “Magellan’s endorsement further allows behavioral health providers to select an accreditation organization that best fits the specific needs of the service recipients. This not only complements the goals of the organization, but allows for a quality environment.”

After recent review, Magellan Health has determined that ACHC’s Behavioral Health Accreditation Standards and practices demonstrate the ability to meet the needs of behavioral health providers and service recipients. The ACHC Accreditation Standards were developed by industry leaders and are service recipient-focused, provider-friendly, and written for ease of understanding and incorporation into daily operations. Currently accrediting more than 12,300 locations across the U.S., ACHC 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.

Magellan Health acceptance accompanies the recent approval for ACHC’s Behavioral Health program by Optima Health of Virginia, Arizona State (for licensure), and United Healthcare/Optum.

ACHC is a not-for-profit accreditation organization (AO) that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. The organization has 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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