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Enhanced v41 Standards

For more than 40 years, AAAHC has provided facilities with relevant Standards and education for improvement of your patient care environment and updated our Standards regularly to reflect proven developments in medicine, technology, and specialty practice. The v41 version of the Standards is the outcome of valuable feedback from our Standards Development Committee, client organizations, surveyors, partners, and staff.

v41 Ambulatory Accreditation Standards

  • More concise and organized format
  • Less repetition
  • Cross-program scoring alignment

AAAHC surveys all non-MDS organizations against this set of Standards.

To view the AAAHC educational webinar, Moving Forward with Enhanced v41 Standards, and other resources, please click below. The webinar describes how this new release will enhance your quality improvement efforts.

Enhanced v41 Standards Resources

To order a copy of the v41 Ambulatory Accreditation handbook, please click here.

v41 Medicare Deemed Status Accreditation Standards

  • More concise and organized format
  • Less repetition
  • Cross-program scoring alignment

AAAHC surveys all MDS organizations against this set of Standards.

To view the AAAHC educational webinar, Moving Forward with Enhanced v41 MDS Standards, and other resources, please click below. The webinar describes how this new release will enhance your quality improvement efforts.

Enhanced v41 MDS Standards Resources

To order a copy of the v41 MDS handbook, please click here.

Enhanced v41 Health Plans Standards

  • Realigns a few Standards based on the elimination of the previous “Clinical Records” and “Environment of Care” chapters
  • Consolidates some Standards to reduce redundancy
  • Better aligns the responsibility of the health plan to monitor compliance with policies related to clinical record keeping
  • Renumbers chapters for consistency between the Health Plan and FEHB Health Plan handbooks

Please note, FEHB Health Plans should choose the Accreditation Handbook for FEHB Health Plans, v41.

Enhanced v41 Health Plans Standards Resources

Moving Forward with Enhanced v41Standards FAQs (PDF)

To order copies of the v41 Health Plans handbook, please click here.

Advanced Orthopaedic Certification

For information regarding the current Standards for Advanced Orthopaedic Certification, click here.