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 and certification services to healthcare providers globally across the entire continuum of care. HFAP will operate as a brand within ACHC, and collectively the organization will be known as ACHC.
Effective October 19, 2020, the merger of ACHC and AAHHS, HFAP’s parent company, which has been formally approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), drives innovation, streamlines services and creates new opportunities for existing customers and healthcare organizations of both previously separate, nonprofit organizations. It is the first time that two accrediting organizations with deeming authority from CMS have merged.
“The union between ACHC and HFAP makes perfect sense, from our reputable legacies and complementary cultures, to our shared dedication to providing unparalleled service to clients,” said José Domingos, President and CEO of ACHC.