Pioneer Counseling Centers Receives Accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) of the American Osteopathic Association
About Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) of the American Osteopathic AssociationHealthcare Facilities Accreditation Program Receives Renewed Authority to Accredit Hospitals
The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) of the American Osteopathic Association received continued approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to accredit hospitals under Medicare. The extension of this deeming authority is effective through September 25, 2013.
“The federal government continues to recognize the HFAP as one of the premier voluntary accreditation organizations,” said George A. Reuther, HFAP Chief Operating Officer. “This renewal shows that HFAP accreditation remains a validation that a facility is meeting or exceeding the standards of quality set by CMS.”
The HFAP is one of three voluntary accreditation programs in the United States that CMS authorizes to survey hospitals under Medicare. Hospitals accredited by HFAP are deemed to comply with the Medicare Conditions of Participation for Hospitals as published by CMS.
The HFAP is a non-profit, nationally recognized accreditation organization. It has been accrediting healthcare facilities for over 60 years and under Medicare since its inception. Its mission is to advance high-quality patient care and safety through objective application of recognized standards. More information on the program may be found at www.hfap.org.