Outpatient Medical Center recently participated in a vigorous audit process that resulted in the organization earning Joint Commission accreditation. OMC was awarded accreditation in all areas, which include: Primary Care Medical Home, Behavioral Health and Human Services, and Ambulatory Health Care. With Clinics located in Natchitoches, Tallulah and Leesville, providers are able to provide high quality care to all with an emphasis on serving the underserved. At the heart of Joint Commission accreditation is a single goal: that each patient receives safe, high-quality health care treatment and services.

While patient safety is the primary reason for Joint Commission accreditation, there are other benefits for organizations. For example, in order to qualify for Medicaid or Medicare reimbursement, most states require that organizations have Joint Commission accreditation. Other benefits of accreditation include: enhanced risk management and risk reduction, which may lead to lower liability insurance costs; improved likelihood of insurance reimbursement; improved credibility within the community and a greater ability to attract qualified staff.

Accreditation by the Joint Commission is a recognition that sets an organization apart and indicates that they utilize the highest standards in health care. Clients, patients and their families can be confident they are receiving high-quality treatment when seeking care from a Joint Commission-accredited organization or program.

To learn more about OMC call 318-352-9299.