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Failure to respond to the recommendations will likely result in a downgraded status of ``conditional accreditation,'' which would warrant another review, said Kurt Patton, executive director of the commission's hospital accreditation program.
The only other Twin Cities health plan accredited by NCQA is MedCenters, which received a provisional accreditation in 1993.
At least 42% in both groups agreed with each statement and said accreditation had
For more information about the ACCME and the accreditation process, visit their web site at www.
The accreditation programs of both organizations are stronger as a result of the merger," said Ann Gillespie, former executive director of CCAC and current senior vice president for organizational excellence at American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging in Washington, D.
Since 1983, CALEA has been enlisting agencies in a voluntary accreditation process that ensures a standard of excellence while helping law enforcement agencies attain professional status.
The organization, based in Illinois, usually surveys hospitals every three years, and it awards accreditation after it evaluates hospitals on such issues as safety, services and quality of care.
Developed with much input and support from the International Association of Conference Center Administrators (IACCA), Christian Camping International (CCI), the YMCA, and a variety of conference centers, the accreditation program was adopted by the ACA Council of Delegates in Pittsburgh and is ready to go.
The first accreditation program, introduced by the Colorado Society of CPAs, was intended to address the public's and the profession's concerns prompted by the rapid changes in the capital markets and financial services industry during the inflationary years of the 1970s and early 1980s.
On July 12, 2004, the Civilian Personnel Accreditation Procedures for Italy were published as an annex to the February 2004 edition of the Tri-Component Regulation for Italy.
Accreditation can serve as an important tool to use in that pursuit, as ".
Many facilities that have tried accreditation claim the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) surveyprocess is vastly preferable to the "gotcha" policing of the OBRA survey system.
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