ACHC ACCREDITATION DISTINCTIONS

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ACHC has taken additional steps to address health care market needs of specialization and differentiation by offering a series of distinction programs to complement ACHC Accreditation.

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Distinction in Hazardous Drug Handling

This distinction recognizes organizations demonstrating a commitment to meet criteria set forth in USP Chapter < 800 > Hazardous Drugs - Handling in Healthcare Settings.

Standards aimed at protecting patients, personnel, and the environment

One-day comprehensive, on-site evaluation

Must be achieved in combination with ACHC or PCAB Pharmacy Accreditation

Pharmacy

Distinction in Palliative Care

This distinction recognizes agencies providing community-based palliative care.

Standards based on the National Consensus Project’s Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care

Developed in coordination with a committee of industry leaders facilitated by Judi Lund Person, NHPCO’s Vice President of Regulatory and Compliance

One-day comprehensive, on-site evaluation

Provides a framework for providers looking to implement palliative care services

Must be achieved in combination with ACHC Home Health, Hospice, or Private Duty Accreditation

Home Health

Hospice

Private Duty

Distinction in Infectious Disease Specific to HIV

This distinction recognizes organizations providing Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) medications.

Developed in partnership with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to elevate the practice of HIV treatment

Standards aimed at enhancing collaboration between physician, pharmacist, and patient; increasing safety measures for staff and patients; and containing cost

One-day comprehensive, on-site evaluation

Must be achieved in combination with ACHC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

Specialty Pharmacy

Distinction in Oncology

This distinction recognizes organizations providing oncology medications.

Developed in partnership with Community Oncology Pharmacy Association (COPA) to elevate the practice of cancer treatment

Standards aimed at enhancing collaboration between physician, pharmacist, and patient; increasing safety measures for staff and patients; and containing cost

One-day comprehensive, on-site evaluation

Must be achieved in combination with ACHC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

Specialty Pharmacy

Distinction in Behavioral Health

This distinction recognizes behavioral health interventions that happen in home care environments.

Standards incorporate research-based best practices

Developed by nationally recognized industry experts and providers

One-day comprehensive, on-site evaluation

Recognizes quality care provided though integrating behavioral health interventions into home care services for patients with mental illness, substance abuse, and intellectual/developmental disabilities

Must be achieved in combination with ACHC Home Health Accreditation

Home Health

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For more information about achc's distinction Program, please contact your account advisor at 855-937-2242 or info@achc.org

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