Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is one of the national voluntary accreditation programs authorized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to survey hospitals for compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation and Coverage.
When it comes to health care, accreditation refers to the official review process that allows health care facilities to meet official regulatory requirements and standards. Requirements differ per accreditation organization, but the intent remains the same: to prove that Monrovia Memorial Hospital’s commitment to meeting accreditation standards results in a higher level of performance and a greater focus on patient care.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) only grants its coveted deeming authority designation to select national accreditation organizations that consistently exceed expectations. ACHC is one of these organizations.