Maxim Healthcare Services is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). The ACHC is a national, non-profit organization that provides voluntary accreditation programs for various providers, including home health and hospice agencies, home infusion companies, homecare aides, specialty pharmacies, and home medical equipment suppliers. The ACHC is firmly committed to requiring what is right and best for the patient.
Why is Accreditation Important?
• Regarded as a key benchmark for measuring the quality of an organization
• Ensures quality care, products, and services
Provides a way to measure:
• Organizational management
• Internal processes
• Patient safety practices
• Service outcomes
Successful accreditation results in:
• Improved planning, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of all processes for a homecare organization
• Stronger risk management strategies
• Credibility with government and third-party payors
• Greater consumer trust
What is Accreditation?
When seeking services from a homecare company, it is important to keep in mind that not all home healthcare organizations are alike. The quality of homecare can differ significantly from one organization to another. Many states have established licensure laws for these types of companies as a protection to the consumer. These laws typically establish the minimum requirements for doing business in that state. Not all states have licensure requirements for homecare companies.
Accreditation is another form of consumer protection. It consists of a professional peer review administered by a private, non-profit organization, such as the ACHC, structured to establish higher standards than what is required by the state or federal government. All Maxim offices are licensed, as required, and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). Homecare organizations such as Maxim that have earned accreditation are more committed to maintaining the quality of services they provide.
When a friend or a loved one is in need of care, making decisions can be tough. Knowing whether or not your home healthcare provider is accredited by a leading national accreditation firm is important. Learn what additional questions are also important to ask when considering a home health provider.
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