AAAHC accreditation recognized by government health care providers
AAAHC understands the various government entity requirements for accreditation services and has been awarded a number of contracts since 2008. AAAHC provides accreditation services to the health centers for the United States Coast Guard, The Federal Bureau of Prisons, Indian Health Service (IHS) and HRSA funded Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). Medical Home Accreditation is part of an all-inclusive survey for the USCG, IHS and the HRSA FQHCs.
AAAHC is a deemed accrediting organization for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). AAAHC conducts deemed status surveys for ambulatory surgery centers.
AAAHC supports the various government entities’ commitment to meet the highest standards of health care quality by working in partnership with the health center organizations to undergo a rigorous and comprehensive survey processes through their accreditation journey. Additional technical assistance such as a mock survey is afforded under the HRSA Accreditation Initiative and the contracts for the IHS, which includes Urban Indian Health centers.
These government health care centers undergo a review of all primary care services provided such as preventive medicine, dentistry, gynecology, urgent care, telehealth and behavioral health. A Medical Home accreditation review is included for those government entities seeking Medical Home recognition for their health centers.
Federal government agencies recognize the value of accreditation and lead the charge by requiring the BOP and USCG health centers to seek AAAHC accreditation and supporting the IHS and HRSA organizations in their efforts to demonstrate quality improvement through accreditation. Recognizing accreditation provides the foundation for safe, high-quality, and patient-centered care, these accredited health centers continue to strive to achieve or exceed national benchmarks.