Rural Health Clinic Accreditation
ACT NOW! Expedite your Rural Health Clinic accreditation with The Compliance Team’s Real Time Remote™ (RtR) virtual survey process for use during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Compliance Team is committed to ensuring your clinic is not only surveyed timely but in a way that provides the least amount of disruption to your clinic operations during the pandemic.
Covid-19 and Rural Health Clinic Accreditation
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, all initial surveys will be completed remotely. All remote surveys will be followed by a physical onsite survey following the end of the COVID-19 national public health emergency.
Why RHC accreditation and Why The Compliance Team
- The Compliance Team’s Exemplary Provider® Rural Health Clinic accreditation program is a simplified, yet comprehensive, accreditation process with standards that are founded on what matters most to the patient, Safety-Honesty-Caring®.
- Our program is education-based. We walk you through our CMS-approved quality standards, step-by-step, so you know what the requirements are and what you need to do to pass the accreditation process. We provide you with checklists to help you gather everything you need and become accredited quickly and easily.
- Accreditation keeps you at the top of your game. Our RHC accreditation program focuses on ways to stay in compliance so that you can be fully compliant 100% of the time.
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The Compliance Team takes great pride in supporting RHC initiatives through our partnership with the National Rural Healthcare Association and as a corporate member of the National Association for Rural Health Clinics. Accreditation validates your quality and identifies areas in need of improvement that you have not identified yourself.
“Living in such a rural area, and not having a network of providers to share information with, we were really worried about going through the accreditation process. The Compliance Team provided straightforward instructions, and easy access to telephone or online support. The on-site survey was organized, and the surveyors were helpful and knowledgeable. I would certainly recommend them!” – Glenda Close CRT, RCP, Hansford County Hospital District DME, Spearman, Texas
Rural Health Clinic Temporary Expansion Waiver
CMS is waiving the requirements at 42 CFR §491.5(a)(3)(iii) which require RHCs and FQHCs be independently considered for Medicare approval if services are furnished in more than one permanent location. Due to the current PHE, CMS is temporarily waiving this requirement removing the location restrictions to allow flexibility for existing RHCs/ FQHCs to expand services locations to meet the needs of Medicare beneficiaries. This flexibility includes areas which may be outside of the location requirements 42 CFR §491.5(a)(1) and (2) but will end when the HHS Secretary determines there is no longer a PHE due to COVID-19.