EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. & DARTMOUTH, Mass. (January 4, 2017)—Care Resource, an East Providence-based home health agency, homecare and medical supply company serving Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, announces it has once again earned full accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) through 2019 for both the East Providence, Rhode Island, and Dartmouth, Massachusetts locations.
Services approved for accreditation are home health aide, medical social services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy and skilled nursing.
The ACHC created an accreditation process of review that health care organizations participate in to demonstrate their ability to meet predetermined criteria. ACHC collaborates with industry experts to create standards to ensure that quality is maintained throughout all aspects of the organization, and to conduct on-site surveys every three years. This comprehensive process reviews organizational structure, policies and procedures, compliance with federal/state/local laws, leadership, patients’ rights and responsibilities, fiscal operations, human resource management, provision of care, patient records, quality outcomes, performance improvement, infection control and patient/employee safety. At the time of survey, organizations demonstrate how they have maintained continuous compliance with the ACHC Standards along with the Medicare Conditions of Participations for Accreditation.
“Accreditation to us means that our home health agency is represented as a credible and reputable organization dedicated to ongoing and continuous compliance with the highest national standards of quality,” states Bernard F. Lambrese, CEO of Care Resource LLC. “It is very important to us and is a key benchmark for measuring our quality and operations. In addition, because the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requires accreditation by an approved accreditor like ACHC, we will be eligible to continue participation with Medicare to serve many of our patients who rely on this federal health insurance coverage. Our entire team at Care Resource is committed to providing the best care possible, and is proud of this achievement.”
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