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Governance Unit: Expert Content

Specialties and practice settings receive focus with Expert Content

The Expert Content Committee (ECC) is specific to the specialty(ies) and/or practice setting(s) assigned, ensure that AAAHC measurably drives quality improvement in patient care through Standards that reflect current best practice, are evidence-based and relevant to the intended setting(s), and are understandable, measurable, beneficial and achievable.

Today’s ECC’s include

  • Health Plans
  • Medicare Deemed Status/ASC
  • Orthopaedic
  • Primary Care
Reports to Standards Development

Activities and responsibilities within the specialty(ies) or practice settings assigned

  • Provide medical and scientific expertise to AAAHC; define and monitor the state of the art and emerging technologies.
  • Advise on the maintenance and expansion of AAAHC’s specialty-specific business.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date evidence-based Standards for accreditation and certification programs; implement structured periodic review aligned with AAAHC Standards Development policies.
  • Provide input to new program design and revision including the Survey process and monitoring mechanisms for ongoing compliance.
  • Monitor client survey performance and standards compliance and effectiveness (e.g., client and surveyor. comprehension, deficiencies cited); use feedback to improve clarity or implement other revisions, and inform education and tool development.
  • Contribute to the continuing education of the ambulatory community through critiques, publications and participation in AAAHC educational programs.
  • Maintain liaison, where appropriate and Board-approved, with other related organizations.
  • Serve as expert group for more complex Standards interpretation questions.
  • Provide input on accreditation and certification tools (e.g., FAQs, client and surveyor education).
  • Collaborate with and advise the Surveyor Credentialing & Privileging, Education, and Accreditation Cycle Governance Units (GUs) on Standards interpretation and process enhancements warranting improvements relevant to these GUs.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to staff for client education programs and other resource development initiatives; as requested, serve as faculty for client and surveyor education programs.
  • Comply with all Governance Unit and AAAHC policies.
Authorities
  • None.
Composition, Expertise or Experience Required
  • Professional technical, administrative or clinical expertise in the assigned area.
  • Interest in promoting quality in ambulatory care specific to a single specialty, ambulatory practice setting or technology / procedure area (e.g., lipsotripsy, radiology).
  • AAAHC surveyor experience preferred, but not required.
Benefits of Membership
  • Learn how Standards are developed, tested, interpreted, and assessed for ongoing relevance and currency.
  • Contribute to the improvement of ambulatory care quality and patient outcomes.

See our Governance Unit Application Process here


Annual Time Commitment Requirements

Activity# Per YearDurationDay/TimeLocation
Face-to-face meetings1-20.5-1.0 daysVariableVariable
Conference calls9-101.0-1.5 hrsEvenings
Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings/calls15-30Additional travel or time commitmentsNone

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