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AAAHC Ramps Up Survey Operations

(Skokie, Ill.)  June 22, 2020 – The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is resuming onsite surveys after temporarily pausing activities during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the health care industry finds new ways to…

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In response to COVID-19, AAAHC recommends heightened attention to standards

Volume 7 | Issue 1 | Spring/Summer 2020 In response to COVID-19, AAAHC recommends heightened attention to standards As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we recognize and applaud the efforts you are making to care for patients…

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AAAHC Releases 2020 Quality Roadmap

(Skokie, Ill.)  June 8, 2020 – AAAHC recently released its 2020 Quality Roadmap report, which provides a thorough analysis of data from 1,488 surveys conducted in 2019. Health care organizations can utilize this tool to identify themes that…

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AAAHC Aligns Standards with New Resource Providing COVID-19 Guidance on College Campuses

(Skokie, Ill.) May 11, 2020 – In concert with the American College Health Association (ACHA) and its appointed COVID-19 Task Force, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is advising student health centers to follow new guidance…

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AAAHC Shares Alignment of Standards with New ASCA Recommendations for Necessary Surgeries

(Skokie, Ill.) April 22, 2020 – In conjunction with the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is encouraging its accredited ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) to follow new guidance intended to further…

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AAAHC Helps Guide ASCs Exploring COVID-19 Hospital Status

(Skokie, Ill.) April 20, 2020 – AAAHC has published guidance on administrative options for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) considering temporary hospital status to meet the health care industry’s aim of increasing patient capacity. In response to the rapidly…

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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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