Organizations are considered for certification by AAAHC on an individual basis. An organization is eligible to apply for AAAHC certification if it meets the following criteria:
- The specialty service completed a minimum of 20 procedures for each specialty type (total joint replacements, and/or complex spine procedures) within the 12 months prior to submitting an Application for Certification.*
- The median number of procedures for each specialty type (total joint replacements, and/or complex spine procedures; includes inpatient and outpatient) performed by surgeons participating in the specialty services is at least 50 prior to the date of Application for Certification submission. The median number of at least 50 must be maintained annually.*
- The organization is accredited by AAAHC and in good standing when the Application for Certification is submitted.*
* Eligibility will be reviewed and verified at time of survey. Ineligibility will result in survey cancellation.