Skokie, IL. [March 22, 2010] – The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC/Accreditation Association) announced today that a new electronic Application for Survey is now available to organizations seeking accreditation or reaccreditation by the AAAHC.

“Our new application is not only online, it has been shortened from 91 to 14 pages in response to feedback from accredited organizations requesting a more user-friendly application process,” said John Burke, Ph.D., AAAHC executive director. “As a web-based tool, it also represents another initiative for our ‘going green’ campaign.”

With the exception of Managed Care Organizations, all organizations, regardless of accreditation type, will use the new version of the Application for Survey. This includes applications for an initial survey, reaccreditation survey and Medicare survey.

Previously, the application required organizations to submit three paper copies of documents, such as policies and procedures related to AAAHC standards, for review prior to the accreditation survey.

“With the new application, the documents can be uploaded and sent to AAAHC electronically, saving time, trouble and mailing costs,” Burke said.
Organizations that have questions about the revised application may call 847/853.6060 and ask to speak to an Application Coordinator.