WHAT IS THE ACCREDITATION ASSOCIATION?
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care - also known as AAAHC or the Accreditation Association - is a private, non-profit organization formed to assist ambulatory health care organizations improve the quality of care provided to patients.
We are the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation currently accrediting almost 5,000 organizations.
What makes us unique is that we use active health care professionals to perform the accreditation survey. Our surveyors are experienced medical practitioners who bring a professional "real world" understanding to the process that permits more flexibility in implementing any recommendations.
This peer-based survey process, along with our comprehensive education programs and industry-leading research capabilities, set us apart from all other accreditation organizations.
AAAHC has been granted renewal of its Medicare Deemed Status for Ambulatory Surgery Centers through 2012 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS). The AAAHC has held Deemed Status for ASCs since 1996.
Accreditation from AAAHC helps ambulatory care centers like yours comply with nationally-recognized standards of patient care. Our accreditation is recognized by third party payers, medical societies, state and government agencies. Most importantly, it provides reassurance for your patients to know that your organization provides quality health care.
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