Our accreditation

Houma Outpatient (HOSC) maintains certification and licensure through: the State of Louisiana, Medicare, and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Accreditation is a voluntary process through which an ambulatory health care organization is able to measure the quality of its services and performance against nationally recognized standards. The accreditation process involves self-assessment by the organization, as well as a thorough review by the Accreditation Association’s expert surveyors, who themselves have extensive experience in the ambulatory environment. It is this self-analysis, peer review and consultation that ultimately helps an organization improve its care and services.

The Certificate of Accreditation is a symbol to others that an organization has committed to providing high-quality care and that it has demonstrated its commitment by measuring up to the Accreditation Association’s high standards. It promotes confidence to the community it serves and increases an organization’s competitive edge in the marketplace. In addition, accreditation may satisfy certain regulatory requirements for licensure or certification, facilitates third-party reimbursement and insurance premium reduction.