As a surgery center accreditation consultant, our aim at Accredia® is to help improve your experience regarding the type of inspection you need whether it is the surgery center accreditation process or Medicare certification. Here at Accredia® we provide you with the surgery center policy and procedure manual, consulting, forms and assessments to get you through the desired inspection easily and successfully.
When considering an ambulatory surgery center accreditation consultant you want to ensure that they are savvy on the latest regulatory requirements that have to be met. During the surgery center accreditation the surveyor will be evaluating the surgery center on compliance to the standards and the ambulatory surgery center accreditation consultant at Accredia® is well versed with knowledge of the standards and updates required from all accreditation organizations, licensing authorities and the federal requirements of CMS .
When you choose Accredia® for surgery center accreditation consulting, you will be advised on the entire process of the surgery center accreditation inspection from what is expected when you greet the inspectors at point of arrival to the summation briefing at the end. For example when inspectors arrive at the surgery center they are observing what patient’s and visitors see during the check in process. Are you HIPAA compliant? What postings are available for patient’s and visitors to observe while waiting?
The surgery center accreditation consulting process differs from Medicare certification consulting process for ambulatory surgery centers. The preparation is different. The Medicare certification inspection is un-announced. Deem status organizations cross reference their standards to reflect conditions for coverage according to CMS. The Medicare certification inspection also consist of a life and safety code inspection to ensure that the building and ambulatory surgery center within the structure are compliant with fire and safety codes. During this assessment it is important to show the surgery center policy and procedure manual based on these requirements. When you purchase the Accredia® Environment of Care and Emergency Management chapters of the surgery center policy and procedure manual you will have the policies and procedures to support the life and safety code inspection process. These chapters of the surgery center policy and procedure manual describes the six (6) high functioning areas of the surgery center which include fire safety, security, safety, hazard materials and waste, equipment and utilities. As a ambulatory surgery center accreditation consultant I highly advise you to also prep with a mock assessment in order to understand the flow of the life and safety code process. An experienced surgery center consultant can educate you on life and safety codes and building requirements and what the inspector is specifically looking for.