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ACHC prepares for next phase of beta testing for behavioral health accreditation program

February 28, 2012
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The Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. has scheduled its next round of Beta Tests for the new Behavioral Health Accreditation Program. The Mental Health Center of East Central Kansas is scheduled for survey April 2012. This Beta Test survey will be used to validate eight of the nineteen service standards that have been written for the new program.

Previous Beta Tests have proven valuable to the participating organizations. Beth Gregory RN,CNS, PhD Chronic Care Program Manager-Behavioral Health Amedisys Inc. said, “Participating in the beta testing of the new behavioral health Standards with ACHC allowed us to evaluate our own program and ensure it provides the highest level of patient care. We were honored to participate.” ACHC intends on conducting several more Beta Tests throughout the year.
 
ACHC will be presenting an overview of its Behavioral Health Accreditation Program and Beta Testing opportunities at the 42nd National Council Mental Health and Addictions Conference on Sunday April 15th at 10:45 am in Chicago, IL. ACHC invites all Behavioral Health Providers to learn more about the Program and Beta Testing opportunities.

David Swann, MA LCAS, CCS, LPC, NCC, Chief Executive Officer Crossroads Behavioral Healthcare and National Speaker said, “ACHC’s Behavioral Health Accreditation is a set of comprehensive standards that will result in the improvement of the quality of health care delivered.  ACHC’s vision to inspire excellence and mission to improve patient services are validated through their ongoing commitment to quality through these standards.” Any participating Beta Test Organization will have the opportunity to earn a full accreditation at no cost.
 
ACHC is a not-for-profit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. They are ISO 9001:2008 certified and have CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS. ACHC offers personal Account Managers, relevant and realistic standards, competitive pricing and a friendly, consultative approach to accreditation. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.
 
For more information, or to download free accreditation standards, please visit ACHC.org, email bwelch@achc.org or call 919-785-1214.
 

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