Quality & Accreditation

Quality

Peak Vista believes quality applies not only to clinical care. but must be embraced organization-wide. Health care is optimally provided through patient-centered, provider directed, comprehensive, accessible, continuous and organized care designed to meet the needs of the individual patient.

Peak Vista uses the widely accepted definition of quality given by the Institute of Medicine, that quality health care should be safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient and equitable.

We are dedicated to delivering quality service in all that we do. Our leadership is committed to innovation and excellence in providing health care services and implementing organizational efficiencies. We strive to provide good stewardship and mindful use of all resources while showing respect for each person, as expressed in our cultural beliefs.

 

Accreditation

In efforts to provide high-quality care to our patients, Peak Vista (Pikes Peak Region) maintains accreditation through Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc (AAAHC); Peak Vista (Health Center at Union and East Central Plains Region) maintains accreditation through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, also known as AAAHC, is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1979. AAAHC is the preeminent leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education and research. 

 

Accreditation is awarded to organizations that are found to be in compliance with AAAHC standards. AAAHC currently accredits over 5,000 organizations in a wide variety of ambulatory health care settings, including ambulatory and office-based surgery centers, managed care organizations and Indian and student health centers, among others. With a single focus on the ambulatory care community, AAAHC offers organizations a high-quality and collaborative approach to accreditation.

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

 

The National Committee for Quality Assurance, also known as NCQA, is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Since its founding in 1990, NCQA has been a central figure in driving improvement throughout the health care system, helping to elevate the issue of health care quality to the top of the national agenda.

 

Compliance

It is the policy of Peak Vista that our business practices be conducted in compliance with applicable laws and regulations of the United States, the State of Colorado, applicable local laws and ordinances and the ethical standards / practices of the industry and the organization.

The Standards of Conduct are established to:

  • Preserve the integrity of decision-making;
  • Promote appropriate conduct by Board members, health care providers, employees, contractors, agents, consultants, volunteers and anyone else doing business with Peak Vista or acting on behalf of Peak Vista;
  • Ensure that they will act in the best interest of the organization and not use their positions for personal gain

Peak Vista’s Corporate Compliance Plan is intended as a guide to implement the compliance program with applicable standards. Laws, regulations and ethical rules that govern health care are too numerous and ever-changing to list in the Plan. Fundamentally, Peak Vista staff are expected to conduct business activities honestly, fairly and in the best interests of Peak Vista. Each staff member is responsible for his / her conduct in complying with the Plan’s content.

If you have questions about Peak Vista’s Corporate Compliance Plan, or Standards of Contact, please e-mail us with a short description of your needs, as well as your contact information.


FTCA Protection

As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Peak Vista is eligible for Federal Torts Claim Act (FTCA) medical malpractice liability protection.  As such, Peak Vista is a Health Center Program grantee, under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee, under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).