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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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CMS Shares Information and Important Reminders to Health Care Facilities Concerning 2019 Novel Coronavirus Illness

Early in February, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) issued a public memo titled, “Information for Healthcare Facilities Concerning 2019 Novel Coronavirus Illness (2019-nCoV).” The document underscores the expectation that health care facilities adhere to best practices…

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AAAHC Publishes Medication Reconciliation Benchmarking Study Findings

(Skokie, Ill.) December 12, 2019 – Medication errors account for 3.5 million physician office and 1 million emergency room visits per year. Affecting more than 7 million patients, preventable medication errors generate nearly $21 billion in associated health…

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AAAHC Offers Transition Resources for Organizations Seeking A New Accreditation Provider

(Skokie, Ill.) December 9, 2019 – Transitioning to a new accrediting organization can be challenging, with much to consider when making a selection. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has developed tools and programs to help…

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