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Why AAAHC?

For 35 years, AAAHC has been the leader in accreditation for ambulatory care organizations.

We are proud to serve as an advocate for high-quality health care and patient safety. Our role includes:

  • engaging a wide range of ambulatory health care experts to develop, review and revise Standards.
  • assessing organizations against these Standards and their own policies and procedures.
  • creating tools to support continuous quality improvement.

We offer a unique peer-based review process founded on a collaborative, consultative, and educational approach. The AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation is widely recognized as a symbol of quality by third party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public.

AAAHC offers accreditation programs for ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, primary care practices (including Medical Home), occupational health centers, retail clinics, health plans/managed care organizations, student health centers, and large medical and dental group practices.