NHS Receives Certification as an "Effective Compliance Program"
For the past six years, NHS has been certified as operating an "effective compliance program". Similar to when a program or organization receives accreditation from the Council On Accreditation or CARF, the process to receive this certification is detailed, arduous and culminates with a review panel spending two or three days interviewing staff and visiting NHS sites. The entire NHS compliance effort is evaluated against standards established by the Fair Sentencing Guidelines. If an organization passes, it receives a three year certification. With the recent implementation of the QCO, we asked for a more in-depth review. We are extremely pleased to announce that effective February 1, 2016, we have once again received this certification! Two teams comprised of experts in the areas of compliance, quality, and ethics spent three days at NHS Corporate headquarters, and three at Rodi Road in Pittsburgh, with program site visits to complete the review. As expected, an enormous amount of substantiating documentation was requested and subsequently provided to the reviewers. Mark Pastin, President of Health Ethics Trust states, "The review panel was especially impressed by the enthusiasm and support generated by the recent integration of the NHS quality and compliance initiatives into the Quality and Compliance Organization."
This kind of success is not the product of one person or one department. It takes a company-wide effort, and so congratulations and our thanks goes out to each and every one of our dedicated employees!