Arriving at a desired quality threshold can require a guiding hand. Everyone needs guidance or assistance from time to time, which is where we at Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) come in.
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.
PCAB-accredited Pharmacy Specialties & Clinic of Sioux Falls, SD, achieved an additional recognition in September when it became the first to receive ACHC’s new Distinction in Hazardous Drug Handling (HDH).
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To start, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 into law to stave off the fiscal cliff, which left many home health organizations relatively unchanged for another year. Here are the highlights affecting Home Health and Hospice: