Verification is different from accreditation and certification; it does not require data submission on performance measures or that the organization meets National Patient Safety Goals® or any specific accreditation standards. It does, however, assess capabilities and require a performance improvement plan. During the review, patient tracers will be conducted. After the review a report will be provided verifying the level of care you are providing including any Requirements for Improvement (RFIs). The verification allows for submission of an Evidence of Standards Compliance (ESC) if desired.
Verification helps to assure stakeholders that providers have the clinical capabilities and expertise to safely provide the service they offer. It also facilitates collaboration between providers, hospitals, and EMS so that high-risk patients get routed to facilities equipped to handle complex or emergent patient conditions.