Building on the success of our hospital accreditation program, DNV GL - Healthcare has been approved by CMS to credential facilities providing placement of Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) as Destination Therapy.

For NIAHO® accredited organizations, the DNV GL — Healthcare VAD Credentialing Program brings added value. The DNV GL — Healthcare VAD Credentialing Program requirements are aligned with NIAHO® and ISO 9001 such that the VAD credentialing survey verifies VAD program alignment with the organization’s required Quality Management System. 

The VAD Credentialing Survey process audits an organization's VAD Program in the following areas:

  • Quality Management System
  • Program Management
  • Staffing Management
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • VAD Program Service Delivery
  • Evaluation of the multidisciplinary approach from pre-hospital care through discharge planning

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