Did you know there is an alternative to The Joint Commission for home health accreditation?

Agencies seeking a different kind of home health accreditation experience are opting for ACHC's consultative, provider-focused approach. Additionally, we are able to offer prompt survey scheduling. ACHC is a nonprofit AO that specializes in home health accreditation and has deeming authority from CMS, relevant and realistic standards developed by industry experts, and Surveyors who are Registered Nurses.

ACHC has stood as a symbol of quality since 1986 and has a Quality Management System certified to ISO 9001:2015.

Interested in learning more about ACHC?

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(855) 937-2242

Experience the ACHC Difference

We truly are committed to providing the best possible accreditation experience. This is reflected in the fact that 98% of ACHC’s accredited providers report a positive experience and 98% would refer ACHC to a colleague.  Here’s what ACHC customers have to say:


Customer Service

“In my over 34 years of working and running various companies I cannot recall an organization more in tune with customer satisfaction – it is a sustainable competitive advantage. Your company is a wonderful blend of caring for your customer without compromising your fiduciary duties to CMS.”

Preferred TransitionS Home Health Care

Consultative Survey Approach

“Our Surveyor, by far, was the most thorough and informative hospice Surveyor I have worked with (including 4 prior Joint Commission surveys). She recognized the areas we excel in, and educated us in areas requiring improvement in a manner that was professional with the level of expertise that I would look for in a Surveyor.”

Hospice of Iredell County

Relevant Standards

“What stood out the most was your standards and supplemental materials, The standards took the guesswork out of Medicare CoPs. The interpretations were clear, and if some weren't, we always had someone at ACHC available to explain them.”

Transitions Home Care


“What we liked most about the process is how much we learned, especially about charting and how to be extremely clear. We found the whole process to be a very valuable education in best practices.”

At Home Nursing Care

According to Fazzi’s fourth National State of the Industry Report for Home Health and Hospice, accredited agencies had higher quality percentile averages and overall operating margins.  With the benefit of accreditation clear, why not choose an Accrediting Organization that will partner with you and provide assistance throughout the accreditation process?


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