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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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COVID-19 Risk Prevention Guidelines ‘Identify, Isolate, and Inform’, Part 1

Volume 7 | Issue 2 | Summer/Fall 2020 COVID-19 Risk Prevention Guidelines Recommend Health Care Facilities ‘Identify, Isolate, and Inform’ During Resumption of Operations, Part 1 The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic created new burdens and unprecedented challenges…

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New AAAHC Accreditation Handbook Enhances Medicare Deemed Status Standards

(Skokie, Ill.)  Sept. 1, 2020 – With its mission to improve health care quality through accreditation, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has published version 41 of the Accreditation Handbook for Medicare Deemed Status. Released today,…

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AAAHC Drives 1095 Strong, Quality Every Day Philosophy with Inaugural Virtual Conference

(Skokie, Ill.) August 18, 2020 — In September, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) transitions its Achieving Accreditation conference to a virtual environment. The immersive educational seminar takes place September 14-17 and is designed to help…

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AAAHC Enhances Standards in New Accreditation Handbook

(Skokie, Ill.)  July 1, 2020 – The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is moving forward with enhanced Standards in version 41 of its Accreditation Handbook for Ambulatory Health Care. For more than 40 years, AAAHC has…

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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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