Combined Nonprofit Organization Meets Accreditation Needs of Healthcare Providers Across the Entire Continuum of Care CARY, N.C. (Oct. 20, 2020) – In a historic move, Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) and Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) are joining to form a single company with the programs, knowledge and resources to provide complete, quality accreditation…

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HFAP Approved for Accreditation of Outpatient Surgical Settings in California

Outpatient surgery settings can continue to choose HFAP or state licensing inspections

(Chicago) January 21, 2020 – HFAP, America’s original healthcare accreditation program founded in 1945, has received renewed approval from the Medical Board of California to survey and accredit outpatient surgery settings in the Golden State. California defines “outpatient surgery setting” broadly to include those organizations that provide anesthesia that may place a patient at risk for loss of life-preserving reflexes. Any outpatient surgery setting in the state must be accredited if it is not a Medicare certified ambulatory surgery center (ASC). Organizations can choose HFAP accreditation to meet the requirements of California Health and Safety Code section 1248.

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HFAP Celebrates 75 Years

Nation’s original accreditor remains at the forefront of quality improvement, patient safety

(Chicago) January 13, 2020 – This year, HFAP, America’s original healthcare accreditation program, is celebrating its diamond anniversary – marking 75 years of leadership in healthcare accreditation and quality improvement. Since its founding in 1945, HFAP has driven advancement in patient safety and quality of care through a collaborative, informative and peer-based approach to the accreditation experience.

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CAH Deemed Status Renewal

Critical Access Hospitals are vital providers of high-quality healthcare services in rural communities

(Chicago) January 8, 2020 – HFAP, America’s original healthcare accreditation program founded in 1945, recently received renewed approval of its deeming authority for critical access hospitals (CAHs) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). CMS deemed status approval allows HFAP to continue to be recognized as a national accrediting organization for CAHs that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs.

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