HI305 MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH INFORMATION

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Unit 2 Assignment 1 Resources

Accreditation Agencies

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Unit outcome(s) addressed in this Assignment:

Distinguish the requirements of the various accrediting organizations.
Course outcome(s) addressed in this Assignment:

HI305-1: Identify the organization and delivery of healthcare systems in the U.S.

GEL-1.2: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.

Instructions

Several different agencies are responsible for accrediting healthcare facilities. They include:

Joint Commission
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP)
URAC
Utilize online resources and the Kaplan Library to research each of the agencies listed above.
Write a 4-5 page paper that analyzes each agency.
Analysis should include: Year established, target setting, overview of standards, and pros and cons of becoming accredited through the agency.
Requirements

Include a title page and reference page
Paper should be in APA format for style and references
Length of paper should be between 4-5 pages (not including the title page and reference page)
Use at least 4 references
Submit completed Assignment by the end of Unit 2
Please be sure to download the file “Writing Center Resources” from Course Resources> Course Documents to assist you with meeting APA expectations for written assignments.
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