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Enhanced v42 Standards for AMB and MDS Programs

For more than 40 years, AAAHC has provided facilities with relevant Standards and education for improvement of their patient care environment and has updated our Standards regularly to reflect proven developments in medicine, technology, and specialty practice. AAAHC is proud to announce the publication of two new handbooks, the Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care and the Accreditation Handbook for Medicare Deemed Status, both released as version 42 (v42). These new versions of Standards will apply to organizations either seeking Ambulatory (AMB) or Medicare Deemed Status (MDS) accreditation with AAAHC. Each handbook reflects valuable feedback from our Standards Development Committee, client organizations, surveyors, partners, and staff.

v42 Ambulatory Accreditation Standards

Revisions in the v42 handbooks introduces new terminology and streamlines Standards architecture across all programs.

Register for one of two dates of the AAAHC educational webinar, Your Successful Transition to AAAHC v42 Standards. The complimentary webinar describes how this new release, while not substantively different from v41, offers quality revisions for improved clarity and reduced redundancy. See the resources below for registration details.

Enhanced v42 Standards Resources

Accredited organizations will receive a complimentary digital copy of the relevant v42 handbook upon release Dec 12, 2022. To preorder a hard copy of the v42 Ambulatory Accreditation handbook for AMB or MDS programs, please click here.

Note: AAAHC plans to publish v42 updates to the Advanced Orthopaedic Certification and Patient-Centered Medical Home Handbooks. In early 2023, we will communicate availability.

Updates on Health Plan and Health Plan FEHB Handbooks are expected later in 2023.