Achieving Accreditation Electives

Saturday Afternoon Elective Sessions

Customize your Saturday learning experience by selecting from among these elective offerings:

1:00 - 2:00pm

How to prepare for your first AAAHC survey

Whether AAAHC accreditation is new to your organization, or you are new to your role in the accreditation process, this session is for you. Review the nuts and bolts of the survey process, from completing the application, preparing for the survey, finding resources available from AAAHC to maximizing the benefits of your accreditation.

How to prepare for a reaccreditation survey

For those working in currently accredited organizations, this session is designed to take your preparation process to the next level. Review the top Standard deficiencies seen in organizations like yours, and learn how to use the results of your previous survey to your advantage.

How to prepare for a Medicare Deemed Status survey

This sessions focuses on the specifics of a Medicare Deemed Status survey, including completing an application, preparing for the survey, and the post-survey process.

2:15 - 4:15pm

NFPA 101 The Life Safety Code®, 2012 edition requirements

This session will review recent changes to the CMS Condition for Coverage 416.44 Physical Environment that result from the adoption on May 4, 2016 of the 2012 editions of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code® and NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code®. The emphasis of this session will be on how the 2012 codes affect existing ASCs, but key factors related to modifying existing facilities and/or building new ASCs will also be addressed.

Please note: this session is intended for participants from ambulatory surgery centers only.

2:15 - 3:15pm & 3:30 - 4:30pm

The following sessions will each be offered twice so that participants may attend both.

Chapter 17: Behavioral Health

The AAAHC Standards for Chapter 17, Behavioral Health Services, were significantly revised in 2016. In addition, the behavioral health Standards are now applicable in all organizations in which any licensed or certified behavioral health professionals are providing services. If your organization provides behavioral health services but has not been surveyed since August 2016, this session provides an opportunity to obtain answers to your questions about compliance with Chapter 17 on your next survey.

Delivering team-based care in the Medical Home

Whether or not your primary care organization has formally adopted the Medical Home model of care, chances are that you provide (or are beginning to deliver) patient care using a team-based approach. In such an environment, team members play meaningful roles in ensuring quality of care, as well as patient and staff satisfaction. Do your team members understand their roles? How well do they function as a team? This session provides valuable insight into successful implementation of team-based care.