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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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Kershner Awards Announced at September Achieving Accreditation

Volume 7 | Issue 3 | Fall 2020 Kershner Awards Announced at September Achieving Accreditation Since 2004, an expert panel of the AAAHC Institute has recognized examples of outstanding quality improvement (QI) methodology and outcomes with the Bernard…

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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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CMS-1736-P RIN 0938-AU12

CMS-1736-P / RIN 0938-AU12 Agency/Dept: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) greatly appreciates the opportunity to submit comment to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the…

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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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