The Compliance Team Debuts Accreditation Program for Local Health Departments

Local Health Departments (LHDs) now have a new way to improve their efficiencies and operations.

In an April 11 news announcement, The Compliance Team (TCT) announced a new national healthcare accreditation program for LHDs and approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The announcement said the new program “is designed to build and strengthen staff competencies; verify and validate policies, procedures and documentation; and create an environment of operational excellence.”

Sandra Canally, RN, founder and CEO of TCT, said in the news release, “TCT has always been a company of firsts. As a market leader in developing plain-language standards and an expert-led, simplified accreditation process, we are thrilled to support HDs in their goals to improve operational efficiencies and clinical excellence through accreditation. More importantly, we are giving HDs their only choice for a care-driven, patient-centered, cost-effective accreditation program.”

The new program will roll out by June 5, but TCT is taking pre-applications before then.

“TCT’s service-specific, care-driven, patient-centered accreditation and certification programs are intended to be used by local health departments, pharmacies, physician practices, clinics, and DMEPOS providers to ensure that their facilities meet comprehensive quality, safety, and efficiency standards covering day-to-day practices,” the announcement added. “Simplified, operations-based protocols help empower employees to better deal with everyday workplace challenges.

“Attaining TCT accreditation identifies a health department as an Exemplary Provider. This status recognizes that the HD has demonstrated outstanding operational patient care practices and compliance to comprehensive quality standards.”

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