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AAAHC Publishes Toolkit for Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship

(Skokie, Ill.) February 22, 2021 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that drug-resistant bacteria cause at least 2.8 million illnesses and 35,000 deaths every year in the U.S.,1,2 making antimicrobial resistance a widely…

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AAAHC Releases Updated Ambulatory Procedure Toolkit for Obese Patients

(Skokie, Ill.) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity has nearly tripled worldwide since 1975 and is a “common, serious, and costly” issue. Increased obesity rates combined with an increase in the number and…

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AAAHC Publishes Revised Preoperative Evaluation and Testing Toolkit

(Skokie, Ill.) December 2, 2020 – The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) announces the release of a fully updated Ambulatory Surgery and Preoperative Evaluation and Testing Toolkit. Ambulatory surgery centers can utilize this toolkit to guide…

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AAAHC Publishes Allergy Documentation Benchmarking Study

(Skokie, Ill.)  November 19, 2020 – More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, a staggering number that reflects both mild and many severe allergies that, if not properly documented and addressed by health care professionals,…

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AAAHC Announces Virtual Achieving Accreditation Conference in December

(Skokie, Ill.) November 12, 2020 — The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) welcomes organizations to attend its second virtual Achieving Accreditation conference of the year. Taking place December 7-10, the interactive, immersive conference is designed to…

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AAAHC Announces New Board Officers and Directors

(Skokie, Ill.) November 10, 2020 – The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) announces newly named officers and the results for three elected positions to its Board of Directors for 2021. The new leadership brings extensive experience…

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AAAHC Receives Accreditation from International Society (ISQua)

(Skokie, Ill.) October 21, 2020 – The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) was recently awarded a 4-year accreditation of its health care Standards from the International Society for Quality in Health Care’s (ISQua) External Evaluation Association…

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AAAHC Announces Kershner Winners

(Skokie, Ill.) Sept. 17, 2020 – Today, AAAHC announces the 2019-2020 winners of The Bernard A. Kershner Award. Presented at the inaugural virtual Achieving Accreditation conference, the prestigious Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement Award recognizes AAAHC-accredited…

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New AAAHC Accreditation Handbook Enhances Medicare Deemed Status Standards

(Skokie, Ill.)  Sept. 1, 2020 – With its mission to improve health care quality through accreditation, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has published version 41 of the Accreditation Handbook for Medicare Deemed Status. Released today,…

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AAAHC Drives 1095 Strong, Quality Every Day Philosophy with Inaugural Virtual Conference

(Skokie, Ill.) August 18, 2020 — In September, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) transitions its Achieving Accreditation conference to a virtual environment. The immersive educational seminar takes place September 14-17 and is designed to help…

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