Hospice

Hospice Surveyors are Registered Nurses

Recognized Leader in Hospice Accreditation

Hospice Accreditation

As a CMS Deeming Authority and nationally recognized leader in hospice accreditation, ACHC offers a collaborative survey approach designed to enhance business operations and ensure the highest quality patient care. Our Surveyors are Registered Nurses (RNs) with hospice experience who understand the unique challenges that hospice agencies face.

 

Developed specifically for the Medicare-certified hospice setting, ACHC’s realistic standards help providers succeed in meeting the Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and industry best practices.

 

ACHC currently provides hospice licensure surveys on behalf of Texas and Missouri. In order to adhere to state licensure requirements, ACHC has developed a unique two-step process for initial licensure surveys in Missouri.

All of the ACHC staff that we worked with before, during, and after our survey were highly professional and knowledgeable. It was a great experience."

Hospice of Whidbey General Hospital

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ACCREDITATION MADE SIMPLE

ACHC's accreditation process is designed to help you quickly and easily achieve accreditation:

HOSPICE ACCREDITATION SERVICES

ACHC's nationally recognized services include:

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*The provider must have ACHC Hospice Accreditation to earn a Distinction in Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Home Care or Palliative Care.

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Hospice

All of the ACHC staff that we worked with before, during, and after our survey were highly professional and knowledgeable. It was a great experience."

Hospice of Whidbey General Hospital

  • Hospice Care (HSP) 

    Hospice Care services provide care for terminally ill patients in their place of residence. End-of-life care involves an interdisciplinary approach to meet the physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and emotional needs of the patient and/or family, as well as the palliation of symptoms related to the terminal illness.

  • Hospice Inpatient Care (HIC) 

    Hospice Inpatient Care is provided directly by the hospice personnel at a facility owned/operated by the hospice (e.g., Hospice House). If general inpatient or respite care is provided, there must be a nurse on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. End-of-life care involves an interdisciplinary approach to meet the physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and emotional needs of the patient and/or family, as well as the palliation of symptoms related to the terminal illness.

  • Distinction in Palliative Care * 

    For an organization to earn accreditation with a Distinction in Palliative Care, the provider must have ACHC Home Health, Hospice or Private Duty Accreditation. This additional recognition focuses on patient and family centered care that optimizes quality of life throughout the continuum of illness by addressing physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and facilitating patient autonomy, access to information, and choice. ACHC Palliative Care Standards are based on the National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care.