On an annual basis, ACHC reviews the standards for each accreditation program to ensure relevancy. Generally the revisions are minor and include additions, deletions, and clarifications. The 2019 revisions were released February 1. All deletions and clarifications became effective February 1. New standards and additions to standards become effective June 1.
How prepared are you and your staff for an emergency? Do you have a solid plan for your patients?
“Many companies regret not doing more comparison shopping when choosing their accreditor. Sometimes the cheapest selection ends up costing more in terms of service, additional fees, or resource burdens for the provider,” says Tim Safley, ACHC’s Director of DMEPOS, Pharmacy, and Sleep.
At ACHC, our Surveyors are truly experts in their fields. Accreditation Corporate Surveyor Randy Hughes is no exception. Hughes is a registered Respiratory Therapist with over 45 years of experience whose areas of expertise include quality management, operational efficiency and medical gas CGMP compliance. Hughes recently wrote an article for HomeCare Magazine that examined accreditation considerations for alternative delivery models in HME. Read a condensed version below, or click here to read the full article. Congratulations, Randy!
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