The FACS on Accreditation
Accreditation by a CMS-deemed accreditation organization (AO) verifies and validates that your facility meets/exceeds the CMS minimum requirements. However, the value of accreditation extends well beyond CMS reimbursement. Accreditation refines processes and procedures that take your business to the next level of care.
“Even if it wasn’t a Medicare requirement, I would still choose to go through the accreditation process,” Steve Ackerman, one of TCT’s long-standing providers, said. “Accreditation helps make us a better company, from employee retention to equipment management to infection control.”
Improved processes and services lead to improved patient outcomes. Accreditation proves to your payors, your patients, your clients, and your staff that you are committed to continuous quality improvement. It brings value to your patients and your business by identifying opportunities for improvement.
The Compliance Team believes that the FACS – Flexibility, Accessibility, Consistency, and Simplification – are the minimum requirements you should consider when evaluating a potential AO.