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Advance your accreditation education

AAAHC learning opportunities reflect 1095 Strong, quality every day, a call-to-action to equip ambulatory leaders with the best of what they need to operationalize quality practices. A driver of this movement is Accelerated Readiness which includes the delivery of interactive, engaging opportunities that are conveniently accessible to clients and which provide an experience that is seamless and enriching.

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Throughout the accreditation process, AAAHC strives to assist organizations in understanding and meeting accreditation standards. These efforts begin with our Achieving Accreditation educational program and 1095 Learn which promote our 1095 Strong philosophy. 1095 Learn provides AAAHC-accredited organizations with the best resources to customize quality practices and ongoing engagement throughout all 1,095 days of the accreditation/certification cycle.

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CMS Vaccination Tracking – Complimentary 

Immediate Implementation: CMS COVID-19 Vaccination Tracking

Stay 1095 Strong and join our complimentary webinar, Immediate Implementation: CMS COVID-19 Vaccination Tracking. Know the implications of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revision of its infection control requirements. These COVID-19 vaccination requirements are effective Jan 27, 2022.

During this complimentary webinar, AAAHC expert faculty will discuss the new CMS QSO-22-07 requirements impacting your organization. These requirements provide guidance on COVID-19 vaccination tracking.

Choose the date that works best for you.

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022 at 1:00 PM CTRegister now 
Thursday, Jan 27, 2022 at 1:00 PM CTRegister now  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining this complimentary webinar.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the compliance requirements for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) that are accredited by AAAHC under the Medicare Deemed Status Program or certified by the state for Medicare reimbursement.
  • Discuss the implications for accreditation compliance and onsite survey documentation review.

AAAHC Expert Faculty:

Jan Kleinhesselink, RN, BSHM, CPHQ

Ms. Kleinhesselink is the Chief Quality Officer of Lincoln Surgical Hospital and associated entities. As CQO she oversees the leadership of Health Information Technology, Laboratory services, Quality services and the Regulatory Compliance departments. She has assisted in the development and management of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Specialty Hospitals.

Ms. Kleinhesselink has been a surveyor for AAAHC since 2008 and is the former president of the AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement. A seasoned professional, she has several published articles and has spoken at multiple national conferences including the AAAHC Achieving Accreditation program. She has been named in the Becker’s publication “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” from 2015 to 2017.

Cheryl Pistone, RN, BSN, MA, MBA

Ms. Pistone has more than 39 years of nursing experience experience, including four years as a Lieutenant in the Nurse Corp for the United States. Navy. Ms. Pistone currently serves as the Clinical Director, Accreditation Services at AAAHC, which includes oversight of the Complaint Management and Adverse Event Reporting process. Ms. Pistone also served as the Director of Clinical Services for Consultants in Gastroenterology and Kansas City Internal Medicine where she managed clinical staff across multiple sites. Early in her career, she worked as a nurse manager and critical care nurse in a large teaching hospital.

Ms. Pistone received her BSN degree from the University of Tulsa, and her MA and MBA degrees are from Webster University. She has been a surveyor for AAAHC since 2009.

Therese PolandTess Poland, RN, MSN

Ms. Poland is the AAAHC Senior Vice President of Accreditation Services. She has previously served as a Regional Quality Coordinator with the Northside Group, Ramsay Health Care, Sydney Australia and has worked in quality and risk management since 2005. In 2012, Ms. Poland moved to the United States to work as a Standards Interpretation Nurse for an accreditation organization. There, Ms. Poland was immersed in patient safety regulations.

Today, Ms. Poland lends her clinical and operational expertise to overseeing routine accreditation processes, investigation of patient safety issues and assurance of state and federal compliance. Ms. Poland received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Avondale College in Sydney, Australia, and an MSN from Western Sydney University’s Graduate School of Nursing.

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Kershner QI Award Prep – Complimentary

Register for Select and Submit a Great Kershner Award Entry

This self-paced session will help you identify award-winning QI study opportunities and understand how to formally submit them for consideration. AAAHC faculty will demystify the application process and share proven strategies for developing effective posters. Learn more about the Kershner QI Award here.

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Achieving Accreditation

Strengthen your accreditation readiness

Achieving Accreditation is an interactive, immersive event designed to help you learn and prepare for your AAAHC survey while developing a deeper understanding of AAAHC Standards. We are facing the future together…1095 Strong!

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Kershner Quality Improvement Award

Check out exemplary studies

Kershner QI Awards recognize excellence in quality improvement methodology and outcomes for AAAHC-accredited organizations in both the surgical/procedural and primary care space.

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