Why CAMTS accreditation is essential for air medical transport

By September 3, 2017CAMTS

What is CAMTS?

The worldwide standards for both ground and air medical transport systems are set by only one accreditation agency: the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport System. CAMTS audits and accredits medical transportation in the U.S. and around the world. The Commission is an independent non-profit that dedicates itself to improving the quality of patient care and safety of the transport environment, according to their official website.

What does CAMTS accreditation mean?

CAMTS accreditation is the most prestigious certification that a medical air transport company can achieve. Every two to three years, the Accreditation Standards are revised to address issues of patient care and safety and are supported by measurable criteria. The accreditation is only granted to the programs that demonstrate full compliance with the Accreditation Standards.

Receiving the ‘fully accredited’ status by CAMTS is not an easy task. An air medical transport service company must voluntarily schedule and pass a meticulous review of their services and documentation, as well as personal interviews with the medical transportation team and multiple site inspections. Licensed CAMTS assessors perform examinations.

How CAMTS improves your safety and saves you money

A CAMTS accreditation distinguishes the air medical transport companies who are dedicated to the highest standards of safety, from those who are not. No matter which air medical transport you choose, only select a service that is CAMTS accredited. CAMTS accreditation signifies that a medical transport company is complying with the highest standards of patient care, and choosing to fly with a company of lower standards is a potential harm to your safety.

Not only do the standards of CAMTS accreditation help secure your safety, insurance companies often give CAMTS-accredited transport operators a lower insurance premium.Government agencies recognize the dependability and security of CAMTS accreditation and often prefer to contract with accredited carriers.

Unfortunately, most states do not require CAMTS accreditation

Most states do not require CAMTS accreditation, and less than 200 aeromedical services in the world hold the status of fully accredited. Rico Aviation, a medical transport company, certified by the state of Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado, holds full CAMTS accreditation and strictly adheres to the Commission’s standards.

Rico Aviation is a complete bed-to-bed service that operates as a MICU, Critical Care, fixed wing air ambulance. Learn more about how Rico Aviation provides the highest quality of care possible by visiting our website or contact 806-331-7426.

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