Why Accreditation

Ambulatory accreditation is more important than ever in today’s ambulatory health care environment. The seal of accreditation sends a clear message to patients, peers and third party–payors that a health care organization is truly committed to its patients and places supreme value in providing quality health care services. HCI is a valuable resource for you in realizing your commitment to patient care and safety by providing sound guidance through the many steps of achieving and maintaining accreditation. We look forward to the opportunity to be of service to you and your organization.

Accreditation is largely a voluntary process through which an organization is able to measure the quality of its services and performance against nationally recognized standards. The accreditation process involves self-assessment by the organization, as well as a thorough review by the accreditation organization’s surveyors. It is this self-analysis, peer review and consultation that ultimately helps an organization improve its patient care and services. The accreditation certificate is a symbol that an organization is committed to providing high-quality health care and that it has demonstrated that commitment by meeting national standards. Accreditation is a signal of confidence to the community and gives organizations a marketing edge over competitors. In addition, accreditation may satisfy certain regulatory requirements for licensure or certification, facilitate third-party reimbursement, and allow for insurance premium reduction. For ambulatory surgery centers, accreditation may also be a means of earning Medicare ‘deemed status’ by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

What Our Clients Are Saying

We had a great experience with HCI. The consultant was professional, personable, and knowledgeable. We would recommend HCI to other organizations looking to be well prepared for a AAAHC audit.
Sherry Peck, Administrator; Face and Jaw Surgery Center
HCI Consultants services were vital to our organization’s preparation for the AAAHC survey.
Kelly Roper, MHA, CEO; Orthopaedic Associates, P.A.
We have used Healthcare Consultants on two occasions; once when we opened our ASC and then again when we had a change in administration. They exceeded our expectations on both occasions. Their consultants are extremely knowledgeable and come armed with the most recent information. Our consultant answered all of our questions and broke the steps down to a process that was easy to understand and implement. HCI Consultants is recommended for all healthcare accreditation needs.
Scherrie Eastwood, General Manager; Marion Eye Surgery Center
HCI met our needs and exceeded our expectations. At the end of the day, we need to move fast in today’s healthcare environment and with HCI, we accomplished our goals.
Scott R. Anderson, COO; Prairie Spine & Pain Institute
Utilizing the services offered by Healthcare Consultants International was a wise investment for our center. In addition to providing recommendations on our current systems, they provided a “mock” survey as well. After implementing some of these recommendations, our AAAHC survey went very smoothly and we were complimented on how well prepared our facility was.
Ruth Van Orden, RN, Quality Assurance Coordinator; Surgery Center of Lancaster
HCI’s consultant was very professional and knowledgeable about the accreditation process. Her observations in the clinical setting were very helpful and constructive. She spent a great deal of time reviewing policies and procedures and provided an excellent overview of accreditation requirements. We especially appreciated her assistance with the credentialing and privileging process. The consultant’s attention to our needs made this a satisfying experience.
Jan DeVoe, RN, Directory; Quality Improvement, Adagio Health