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Volume 1 | Issue 8 | December 2022

AAAHC launches new Standards

Released as v42, the Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care (AMB) and the Accreditation Handbook for Medicare Deemed Status (MDS)
deliver new terminology and streamline Standards architecture across all programs. These enhancements allow organizations to perform targeted and continuous assessments of their practices throughout the 1,095 days of the accreditation term.

In support of our 1095 Strong, quality every day philosophy, AAAHC continues to offer a complimentary electronic copy (PDF) of the Standards handbook to all accredited organizations. On Dec 12, AAAHC sent emails to the primary contact for all accredited organizations in the AMB and MDS programs containing details about accessing and downloading complimentary digital copies of the v42 AMB and MDS handbooks. Additionally, AAAHC encourages organizations that want a printed handbook to preorder a copy through the AAAHC Store.

For both AMB and MDS accreditation programs, the v42 effective date is Mar 1, 2023. Refer to your Survey Confirmation letter to understand which
Standards version will be used for your survey. Please contact AAAHC at or 847.853.6060 to determine which program may best fit
your needs or clarification on the program in which you are currently enrolled.

To support understanding of these new editions, AAAHC has developed a complimentary educational webinar, Your Successful Transition to v42 Standards. The webinar will describe changes to policies and procedures and Standards. To register for the v42 webinar, click here.

Your Successful Transition to v42 Standards
Wed Jan 11, 2023 | 1:00 PM CDT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining this complimentary webinar.

Please note webinar attendance is limited and registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received. Sign up today to secure your registration.

If your organization holds AAAHC Advanced Orthopaedic Certification or Patient-Centered Medical Home Certification, program v42 handbooks will
be released in 2023. Please monitor the AAAHC website and primary contact details for launch dates and links.

Conferences & Exhibits

• Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society (TASCS)
Mar 7–8
• American Medical Group Association (AMGA)
Mar 28–31

1095 Learn

Your Successful Transition to v42 Standards

Achieving Accreditation Onsite
Spanning the first weekend of December, AAAHC delivered its first live Achieving Accreditation since 2019 to more than 300 participants in Las Vegas. The two-day conference, themed Elevate Your Quality Journey, included an overview of v42 Standards, hands-on quality improvement break out sessions, and ample opportunities to engage with colleagues and AAAHC Surveyors and faculty.

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