Advanced Orthopaedic Certification Program Overview

AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) may earn certification by meeting specialty-specific standards. Facilities can choose from two types of advanced certification, total joint or complex spine, or pursue a combined certification that addresses both services. Participation requires that the organization has AAAHC accreditation in addition to:

  • A dedicated core team of clinicians with education and expertise in orthopaedics
  • Staff who have or are working toward orthopaedic certification credentials
  • Performance measures that are collected and submitted to a nationally recognized  specialty registry (click here for examples of registries)