What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a process of review that allows healthcare organizations to demonstrate their ability to meet regulatory requirements and standards established by a recognized accreditation organization such as ACHC.  Accreditation reflects an agency’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that demonstrate a higher level of performance and patient care. ACHC Accreditation Standards were created by industry experts with providers’ needs in mind.


On-site accreditation surveys are conducted every three years by ACHC Surveyors who possess industry-specific experience. They follow a comprehensive review process that looks at organizational structure, policies and procedures, and compliance with state and federal laws.

Why Achieve Accreditation?

Demonstrate your commitment to quality

Accreditation is regarded as one of the key benchmarks for measuring the quality of an organization. Preparing for accreditation gives your organization an opportunity to identify its strengths and areas for improvement.

Create distinction among competition

Differentiating your organization from other healthcare providers in your field can show your dedication to improving patient outcomes and safety.

Drive Continuous Improvement

Accreditation demonstrates your organization’s commitment to remaining compliant with industry standards and best practices, containing costs, and practicing performance improvement.

Ready to apply for new or renewal accreditation? Log on Customer Central to start your application!

Why ACHC Accreditation?

ACHC has become synonymous with value, integrity, and the industry’s best customer service. Our mission is simple:  We aim to deliver the best possible accreditation experience.

Experience the ACHC difference:

Dedicated Account Advisors

Service-Specific Standards

Industry-Expert Surveyors

Who are committed to delivering quality customer service

Relevant, realistic, and easy to understand

Who take an educational approach


Committed to Education

CMS Deeming Authority

Transition Program

Program-specific resources available through ACHCU, ACHC’s educational division

Home Health, Hospice, Renal Dialysis, DMEPOS, and Home Infusion Therapy; National recognition from third-party payors


Helps guide providers through the process of switching to ACHC


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