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Unit 2 Assignment 1 Resources

 Accreditation Agencies

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Unit outcome(s) addressed in this Assignment:

  • Distinguish the requirements of the various accrediting organizations.

Course outcome(s) addressed in this Assignment:

HI305-1: Identify the organization and delivery of healthcare systems in the U.S.

GEL-1.2: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.


Several different agencies are responsible for accrediting healthcare facilities. They include:

  • Joint  Commission
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
  • Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP)
  • URAC
  • Utilize online resources and the Kaplan Library to research each of the agencies listed above.
  • Write a 4-5 page paper that analyzes each agency.
  • Analysis should include: Year established, target setting, overview of standards, and pros and cons of becoming accredited through the agency.


  • Include a title page and reference page
  • Paper should be in APA format for style and references
  • Length of paper should be between 4-5 pages (not including the title page and reference page)
  • Use at least 4 references
  • Submit completed Assignment by the end of Unit 2
  • Please be sure to download the file “Writing Center Resources” from Course Resources> Course Documents to assist you with meeting APA expectations for written assignments.