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AAAHC Publishes New Resource for Adult Depression

(Skokie, Ill.) April 16, 2020 – The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has released an updated Adult Depression Toolkit for primary care providers. With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, now more than ever, this toolkit provides essential…

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Change Notification Process

Change Notification Process For service scope changes including temporary closures, suspension and expansion of services directly associated with COVID-19, download and complete the Change Notification form, click here. CMS Position Regarding Temporary Closure If a health care facility…

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AAAHC Shares Infection Prevention Guidance

(Skokie, Ill.) March 26, 2020 – AAAHC has released guidelines and recommendations to help health care facilities navigate safe operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. While most organizations are ahead when it comes to being prepared for an infection…

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AAAHC Publishes New Resource for Pain Management

(Skokie, Ill.) March 10, 2020 – The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has released a new Pain Management Toolkit, offering providers guidance on acute and chronic pain treatment. As pain management has evolved over the last…

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CMS Shares Information and Important Reminders to Health Care Facilities Concerning 2019 Novel Coronavirus Illness

Early in February, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) issued a public memo titled, “Information for Healthcare Facilities Concerning 2019 Novel Coronavirus Illness (2019-nCoV).” The document underscores the expectation that health care facilities adhere to best practices…

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AAAHC Publishes Medication Reconciliation Benchmarking Study Findings

(Skokie, Ill.) December 12, 2019 – Medication errors account for 3.5 million physician office and 1 million emergency room visits per year. Affecting more than 7 million patients, preventable medication errors generate nearly $21 billion in associated health…

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AAAHC Offers Transition Resources for Organizations Seeking A New Accreditation Provider

(Skokie, Ill.) December 9, 2019 – Transitioning to a new accrediting organization can be challenging, with much to consider when making a selection. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has developed tools and programs to help…

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AAAHC Updates Allergy Documentation Resource

(Skokie, Ill.) November 25, 2019 – The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has updated its Allergy Documentation Toolkit. The revised version includes an overview of challenges and improvement strategies, as well as more specific information on…

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AAAHC Announces New Board Officers and Directors

(Skokie, Ill.) October 23, 2019 – The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) announced new officers and election results for three new directors to its Board of Directors for 2020. Qualified, committed volunteer Board leaders are essential…

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AAAHC Report Identifies Areas of Compliance and Opportunities for Improvement

(Skokie, Ill.)  September 23, 2019 – AAAHC recently released its Quality Roadmap 2019 report, which includes analyses of data from more than 1,200 accreditation surveys conducted in 2018. The report identifies areas of high and low compliance, providing…

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