The Medicare Locals Accreditation (MLA)
Standards were commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of
Health and Ageing (DoHA) and will be implemented from 1 June 2013
for all Medicare Locals.
ACHS is one of a select few
organisations who has interim approval from the Australian
Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) to provide
a comprehensive accreditation review program to address the
requirements of the new MLA Standards.
Accreditation of Medicare Locals aims to support the
implementation of best-practice organisational management and
service delivery processes to assist in the achievement of Medicare
Locals' strategic objectives. Medicare Locals accreditation is one
aspect of a broader quality framework seeking to promote:
- information sharing
- a culture of continuous quality improvement
- increased accountability
- improved performance
- stakeholder and community confidence.
The ACHS Medicare Locals Accreditation Program
Under the ACHS Medicare Locals Accreditation Program, membership
is for a three-year period during which the member works towards
achieving and maintaining accreditation.
Through the two scheduled onsite assessments (surveys), members
monitor their progress as they develop integrated systems and
processes, evaluate their impact and adapt to change.
A dedicated ACHS Customer Services Manager will provide focused
guidance and support throughout the various phases of accreditation
and in preparation for surveys. ACHS surveyor teams monitor
performance and are trained to provide consultation and support to
member organisations during the survey process.
ACHS Medicare Locals Accreditation Program - Benefits
of ACHS Membership
In addition to the confidence associated with being a member of
Australia's premier accreditation agency, ACHS membership also
- regular webinars offering education, networking and
benchmarking opportunities with other Medicare Locals
- access to online support resources
- access to ACHS eLearning courses
- an annual networking event at the national Medicare Locals
- a regular ACHS e-newsletter and invitations to ACHS education
- options for customised education sessions and onsite
For more information, download the ACHS Medicare Locals
Accreditation Program brochure here.
For enquiries regarding the ACHS Medicare Locals Accreditation
Program please contact the designated Medicare Locals Customer
Services Manager on 9281 9955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Review Date 16 May 2013