Should My Organization Seek Accreditation

Why AAAHC?

For 35 years, AAAHC has been the leader in accreditation for ambulatory care organizations.

We are proud to serve as an advocate for high-quality health care and patient safety. Our role includes:

  • engaging a wide range of ambulatory health care experts to develop, review and revise Standards.
  • assessing organizations against these Standards and their own policies and procedures.
  • creating tools to support continuous quality improvement.

We offer a unique peer-based review process founded on a collaborative, consultative, and educational approach. The AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation is widely recognized as a symbol of quality by third party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public.

AAAHC offers accreditation programs for ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, primary care practices (including Medical Home), occupational health centers, retail clinics, health plans/managed care organizations, student health centers, and large medical and dental group practices.