ACHC Hospice Accreditation
Choosing the right hospice to provide care for a loved one can be a very difficult decision for any family. By choosing a provider that has achieved accreditation, patients and caregivers can take comfort in knowing that it has demonstrated its commitment to meeting rigorous national standards for quality and safety as well as providing an exceptional level of care. ACHC offers nationally-recognized accreditation services for hospice organizations that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. The comprehensive set of accreditation standards are written by industry experts to meet or exceed Medicare Conditions of Participation as well as align with industry best practices.
ACHC currently accredits more than 300 hospice locations across the U.S. and has held recognition by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as a national accrediting organization for its hospice program since 2009. As an established industry leader in hospice accreditation, ACHC has developed a unique consultative approach that focuses on patient care.
As an accrediting organization founded by healthcare providers, ACHC understands the dedication it takes to start a new hospice. That is why ACHC has developed a streamlined accreditation process aimed at helping new hospice organizations enter the market as fast as possible while maintaining robust standards that facilitate the highest quality of care.
ACHC also recognizes the power of knowledge and offers a variety of educational tools to ensure your entire organization has what it needs to be successful. Resources that are available include personal Accreditation Advisors, the ACHC Accreditation Guide to Success workbook, and Accreditation Workshops designed specifically for hospices to provide a comprehensive overview of the entire accreditation process.