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Home Health Accreditation

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Recognized Leader in Home Health Accreditation

As a CMS Deeming Authority and nationally recognized leader in home health accreditation, ACHC offers a collaborative survey approach designed to enhance business operations and ensure the highest quality patient care. We pride our self on maintaining the lowest average disparity rate, which ensures a consistent survey experience for all our providers.

 

Our Surveyors are Registered Nurses (RNs) with home care experience who understand the unique challenges that home health agencies face. Developed specifically for Medicare-certified home health agencies, our realistic standards help providers succeed in meeting the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and industry best practices.

 

ACHC currently provides home health licensure surveys on behalf of Texas, Florida and Missouri. In order to adhere to state licensure requirements, ACHC has developed a unique two-step process for initial licensure surveys in Florida and Missouri.

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ACHC staff is both professional and helpful. I feel as though the survey was aimed at improving overall agency functioning and patient care. We learned a lot at every point of the Accreditation. Thank you for all the help."

Signal Home Health Care, LLC

ACCREDITATION MADE SIMPLE

ACHC's accreditation process is designed to help you quickly and easily achieve accreditation:

HOME HEALTH ACCREDITATION SERVICES

ACHC's nationally recognized services include:

  • Home Health Aide (HHA) 

    Home Health Aides provide personal care services on an intermittent basis. These services are covered by most payors, including Medicare, when other skilled services are also being provided.

  • Medical Social Services (MSS)

    Medical Social  Services include resolving social or emotional problems that are an impediment to patient’s recovery, and are are provided on an intermittent basis by a Master’s prepared Social Worker (MSW) or a Social Worker Assistant under the supervision of a qualified Social Worker. These services are covered by most payors, including Medicare.

  • Occupational Therapy (OT) 

    Occupational Therapy services include upper body strength training, improving range of motion skills, and a home exercise program, and are provided on an intermittent basis by a licensed Occupational Therapist or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).  These services are covered by most payors, including Medicare.

  • Physical Therapy (PT) 

    Physical Therapy services include gait training, strength training, and a home exercise program, and are provided on an intermittent basis by a licensed Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA). These services are covered by most payors, including Medicare.

  • Skilled Nursing (SN) 

    Skilled nursing services are provided on an intermittent basis by a licensed Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). These services are covered by most payors, including Medicare.

  • Speech Therapy (ST) 

    Speech Therapy services include improving swallowing, cognition, and speaking, and are provided on an intermittent basis by a licensed Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). These services are covered by most payors, including Medicare.

  • Distinction in Psychiatric/Behavioral
    Health Home Care* 

    Distinction in Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Home Care integrates behavioral health interventions into home care services for patients whose mental illness, substance abuse, or intellectual/developmental disabilities make it difficult for them to receive care outside of their homes. Services are provided by a psychiatric nurse and other home care personnel, as ordered by a physician.

  • Distinction in Palliative Care * 

    For an organization to earn accreditation with a Distinction in Palliative Care, the provider must have ACHC Home Health, Hospice or Private Duty Accreditation. This additional recognition focuses on patient and family centered care that optimizes quality of life throughout the continuum of illness by addressing physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and facilitating patient autonomy, access to information, and choice. ACHC Palliative Care Standards are based on the National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care.

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*The provider must have ACHC Home Health Accreditation to earn a Distinction in Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Home Care or Palliative Care.

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is dedicated to delivering the best possible experience and to partnering with organizations and healthcare professionals that seek accreditation and related services.

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  • Home Health Aide (HHA) 

  • Occupational Therapy (OT) 

  • Physical Therapy (PT) 

  • Skilled Nursing (SN) 

  • Speech Therapy (ST) 

  • Distinction in Psychiatric/Behavioral
    Health Home Care* 

 

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As a CMS Deeming Authority and nationally recognized leader in home health accreditation, ACHC offers a collaborative survey approach designed to enhance business operations and ensure the highest quality patient care. We pride our self on maintaining the lowest average disparity rate, which ensures a consistent survey experience for all our providers.

 

Our Surveyors are Registered Nurses (RNs) with home care experience who understand the unique challenges that home health agencies face. Developed specifically for Medicare-certified home health agencies, our realistic standards help providers succeed in meeting the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and industry best practices.

 

ACHC currently provides home health licensure surveys on behalf of the states of Texas, Florida and Missouri. In order to adhere to state licensure requirements, ACHC has developed a unique two-step process for initial licensure surveys in Florida and Missouri.

This was our first accreditation process at Premier HomeCare, LLC. The tools provided to our company were exceptionally valuable and useful throughout the accreditation process. ACHC exceeded our expectations of the accreditation process and alleviated any apprehensions we had developed."

Signal Home Health Care, LLC

Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is dedicated to delivering the best possible experience and to partnering with organizations and healthcare professionals that seek accreditation and related services.

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Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is dedicated to delivering the best possible experience and to partnering with organizations and healthcare professionals that seek accreditation and related services.

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