What is accreditation and what does it mean to you?

Accessible Home Care, LLC is the only accredited home care organization in Central Kansas!

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a process of review that outstanding healthcare organizations participate in to demonstrate the ability to meet predetermined criteria and standards of accreditation established by a professional accrediting agency. Accreditation represents agencies as credible and reputable organizations dedicated to ongoing and continuous compliance with the highest standard of quality. Accreditation Commission for Heath Care, Inc. collaborates with industry experts to create standards to ensure that quality is maintained throughout all aspects of the organization.

Why Accredidation Matters

ACHC conducts site surveys every three years by industry experts. A comprehensive review is conducted of organizational structure , policies & procedures, compliance with federal/state/local laws, leadership, patients’ rights & responsibilities, fiscal operations, human resource management, provision of care, patient records, quality outcomes, performance improvement, infection control, and patient/employee safety. At the time of survey, organizations demonstrate how they have maintained continuous compliance with the ACHC Standards for Accreditation.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has established provider requirements for home health agencies; Hospices; and durable medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) agencies that participate in the Medicare program. For certain programs and services, Medicare requires organizations to become accredited by an approved accreditor like ACHC before they are able to participate with Medicare.

With the continuous changes in heath care, patients are in search of reputable providers that consistently offer the best quality care and demonstrate the ability to maintain compliance with national standards.