State of Michigan adds AmeriStaff Nursing Services as its First Private Duty Provider for CNA Recertification

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The State of Michigan selects AmeriStaff Nursing Service, a subsidiary of AmeriCare Medical, Inc. as the first medical staffing and private duty home care company authorized as an “approved employer” for certified nursing assistant recertification.

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This is a great opportunity for our company and staff to participate in the credentialing process for our nurses’ aides. This allows them to maintain their state compliance requirements and fulfill their commitment to quality.

The State of Michigan has recognized its first medical staffing and private home care company, AmeriStaff Nursing Services, a subsidiary of AmeriCare Medical, Inc., for its Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) recertification program.

“AmeriStaff Nursing Services is the first private duty company to be authorized by the state to be able to provide our CNAs with a way to be recertified, without having to work also at an outside facility,” says Christine Andrews, RN and the Director of Nursing at AmeriCare Medical, Inc. “We may end up being the only one, or one of very few, allowed to have this approval. I believe that our stellar reputation, combined with our Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) accreditation, was the key to the State of Michigan recognizing AmeriCare Medical, Inc. with this distinction.”

Last April, the State of Michigan made a change to their CNA certification renewal form to better streamline Michigan’s healthcare credentialing process for allied health providers. The “private duty” option, which was on the previous form, was removed. In the past, CNAs were able to complete eight hours of work at most home care agencies. With the form change, CNAs can only recertify every two years at an “approved facility” through the Parametric LARA data base, to maintain their certification. All of AmeriStaff’s current and future employees now have the added flexibility and convenience of working for an employer that can officially certify them for the required eight hours they need to complete every two years at an approved facility.

Greg Jamian, President of AmeriCare Medical, Inc. stated, “This is a great opportunity for our company and staff to participate in the credentialing process for our nurses’ aides. This allows them to maintain their state compliance requirements and fulfill their commitment to quality.”

AmeriCare Medical, Inc. is the parent company of AmeriStaff Nursing Services, Sun Medical Equipment and Rx iV Specialty Pharmacy. AmeriStaff Nursing Services provides specialized nursing services to homecare patients and facilities. Sun Medical Equipment provides rental and purchasing options of durable medical equipment to patients. Rx iV Specialty Pharmacy provides specialized pharmacy services to patients. AmeriCare Medical Inc. prides itself on delivering integrated healthcare solutions to their clients.

“Being CHAP accredited means we set the bar higher for our standards in patient care. It is a very time- consuming and costly process, but one that we feel is worth it for our patients and nurses,” concluded Andrews.

AmeriCare Medical Inc. is based out of Troy, Michigan and provides specialized home care services to the metro-Detroit Area. AmeriCare Medical Inc. is the parent company of AmeriStaff Nursing Services, Sun Medical Equipment and Rx iV Specialty Pharmacy. For more information, please visit http://www.americaremedical.com/.

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