There are a variety of accreditation options that a medical management committee could choose from when considering their options for their healthcare organization to participate in. One consideration is whether to participate with a regionally or nationally accredited organization. Committee looking at their options are not only concerned about the healthcare organization. The patients they serve are also very important, as their expectations of the ...view middle of the document...
As of last year there are four accreditation options that are nationally recognized organizations that healthcare organizations can choose from if they are concerned with proving and demonstrating their compliance with the Medicare conditions of participation, they are: the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality, the Joint Commission, the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, and Det Norske Veritas Healthcare Inc.,’s program (Thompson, 2013). Healthcare organizations must consider their needs when determining which nationally accredited organizations to enter into agreements with. Thompson (2013) states, “The Joint Commission dominates the field. In 2010–11, the report states, 90% of hospitals with so-called deemed status obtained it from the Joint Commission. The rest of the hospitals split almost evenly between the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program of the American Osteopathic Association and Det Norske Veritas Healthcare Inc.’s program, known as National Integrated Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations”.
Thompson, C. (2013). Accreditation Options Broaden for Acute Care Hospitals. Retrieved from http://www.ashp.org/menu/News/PharmacyNews/NewsArticle.aspx?id=3969