Due to the high volume of home health licensure applications, California agencies are currently facing a delay of up to two years for licensure surveys by the state agency. Because of this delay, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is encouraging providers to take advantage of accreditation organizations such as ACHC to expedite their licensing approval process.

ACHC is the provider’s choice for accreditation!

In addition to our unique educational approach to accreditation, ACHC is able to offer prompt survey scheduling within 25 days of readiness. ACHC is an internationally recognized accreditation organization with CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health and Hospice, relevant and realistic standards developed by industry experts, and Surveyors who are Registered Nurses.

ACHC has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence for more than 30 years and has a Quality Management System certified to ISO 9001:2015.

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Learn more about the California home health licensure process and how to prepare for ACHC Accreditation.

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 more than 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

Educational Survey Approach

“Our Surveyor, by far, was the most thorough and informative hospice Surveyor I have worked with (including four 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

Interested in learning more?

Fill out the form below to download the ACHC process for California Home Health Licensure and Accreditation

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