2019 ACPA Approved Team Applications Available Now

Alyssa KirkmanACPA Approved Teams, ACPA News

The 2019 ACPA Team Approval Application is now available. All cleft and craniofacial teams in the US and Canada are invited to apply to be an ACPA Approved Team. All applications are due July 31, 2019.  All teams up for renewal will receive an email from Erin Mallis.  Please email erin.mallis@acpa-cpf.org if you are not sure of your renewal date.

ACPA Team Approval is for teams that demonstrate they meet the Standards for Approval of Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Teams – standards that identify essential characteristics of quality for team composition and functioning. ACPA Approved Teams are listed on the website and are available for the general public to reference when choosing a provider for cleft and craniofacial healthcare needs. It is recommended that all teams review the ACPA Team Approval Procedures Manual.

Teams are approved for a five years. There is a non-refundable initial application fee of $260. If a team is approved, this fee will count as the team’s first year listing fee. All ACPA Approved Teams are expected to complete an annual self-audit report and team listing fee starting the year following approval. Team fees cover the administration of the ACPA Team Approval program.

Please note that all ACPA Approved Teams must comply with HIPAA and remove all patient identifying information before submitting an application. Applications containing any Protected Health Information will not be reviewed and will be returned for redactions. If an application is returned a second time, an additional US$125.00 penalty fee will be due upon resubmission.

A webinar on the approval process is available on-demand. Please visit ACPA Online Learning to view the free webinar.

Email teams@acpa-cpf.org or call 919-933-9044 for more information.