The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services
Community EMS understands that most companies strive for excellence and to exceed the industry standards. We believe there is a difference in striving for excellence and proving that your company actually delivers it.
Community EMS can proudly state that we have been recognized for our excellence and have been awarded the coveted CAAS accreditation. CAAS accreditation is not easily obtained and few EMS companies are bestowed this honor. During our 2012 reaccreditation survey, CEMS was found to have zero deficiencies.
The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America's medical transportation system.
CAAS is an independent Commission that established a comprehensive series of standards for the ambulance service industry.
CAAS accreditation signifies that your service has met the "gold standard" determined by the ambulance industry to be essential in a modern emergency medical services provider. These standards often exceed those established by state or local regulation. The CAAS standards are designed to increase operational efficiency and clinical quality, while decreasing risk and liability to the organization.
The process includes a comprehensive self-assessment and an independent external review of the EMS organization. This independent process provides verification to your Board of Directors, city council, medical community and others that quality care is provided to the community.
National Academies of Emergency Dispatch
Parastar Communications Center, a subsidiarity of Community EMS has been awarded the ACE Accreditation for Dispatch from the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch. To obtain ACE accreditation you must meet and/ or exceed twenty robust criteria that are set by the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch. Currently there are 121 Communication Centers throughout the world who have been awarded this accreditation, our subsidiarity is one of them.
From the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch:
Accredited Centers share a common goal of improving public care and maximizing the efficiency of 911 systems. The National Academies of Emergency Dispatch, through its College of Fellows, has established a high standard of excellence for emergency dispatch, providing the tools to achieve this high standard at both the dispatcher level through Certification, and at the communication center level through the Accreditation Program.
Certified Billing Coders
Parastar’s Billing Department also falls in line with our standard of excellence. Each billing coder is certified by the National Academy of Ambulance Coding. Our staff are experts at billing, recovering, and working with patients to provide solutions not problems. This results in higher returns and patient satisfaction.