Standards & Policy Updates
AAAHC regularly reviews its policies, procedures, and Standards to determine whether revisions are necessary. Please review the content below for the changes relevant to your organization.
Standards changes for 2018
AAAHC is currently considering potential changes to the ambulatory Standards for 2019, and expects to invite comments on proposed revisions in Spring 2019. Accredited organizations will be notified when the comment period begins. Other interested parties may watch the website for notification.
In the meantime, Standards and policies in the 2018 Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care remain in effect for all surveys other than those for health plans and ASCs in the Medicare Deemed Status program.
The 2017-18 Accreditation Handbook for Medicare Deemed Status Surveys remains in effect until further notice.
Health Plans 2018
The 2018 Accreditation Handbooks for Health Plans and FEHB Health Plans were issued in January 2018, went into effect for surveys beginning in June 2018, and remain in effect until further notice.
Advanced Orthopedic Certification
For information regarding the current Standards for Advanced Orthopedic Certification, click here.
If you have questions regarding these changes, contact Accreditation Services at 847.853.6060.