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Kershner award winners announced

Volume 6 | Issue 2 | Spring/Summer 2019 Kershner award winners announced Each year at the March Achieving Accreditation conference, an expert panel of the AAAHC Institute recognizes examples of outstanding QI methodology and outcomes with the Bernard…

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AAAHC Launches 1095 Learn

(Skokie, Ill.) June 3, 2019 — The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) recently launched its new learning management system (LMS), 1095 Learn. The LMS supports 1095 Strong, quality every day, a call-to-action spearheaded by AAAHC to…

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AAAHC Announces Winners of the Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement Award

(Skokie, Ill.) April 16, 2019 – AAAHC recently announced the 2018-19 winners of The Bernard A. Kershner Awards, honoring CSA Surgical Center, LLC in Missouri and ForwardDental in Wisconsin for their exemplary work in quality improvement studies. The…

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AAAHC Celebrates 40 Years of Improving Health Care Quality Through Accreditation

(Skokie, Ill.) March 18, 2019 — The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary as the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation. Over the past four decades, AAAHC has driven quality improvement in…

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Conflict of Interest Comment Letter

Agency/Dept: CMS Conflict of Interest Comment Letter CMS—3367-NC 42 CFR Part 488 Medicare Program: Accrediting Organizations Conflicts of Interest and Consulting Services; Request for Information

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CMS renews AAAHC deeming status

Volume 6 | Issue 1 | Winter 2019 CMS renews AAAHC deeming status In December, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved AAAHC as a national accreditation organization for ASCs that request participation in the Medicare…

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AAAHC Report Outlines High Compliance Areas and Opportunities for Improvement

(Skokie, Ill.) November 13, 2018 – A new report from AAAHC analyzes data from more than 900 accreditation surveys from 2017 to identify areas of high and low compliance, providing ambulatory healthcare organizations with insight on how best to improve…

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Add value to your quality improvement efforts

Volume 5 | Issue 2 | Summer/Fall 2018 Add value to your quality improvement efforts Benchmarking studies can be a valuable tool for improving the quality of care provided at your facility. There are many opportunities to successfully…

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Proposed Changes to 42 C.F.R. § 488

Agency/Dept: CMS Proposed Changes to 42 C.F.R. § 488 Relating to Training Requirements for Surveyors of National Accrediting Organizations CMS—1689—P Medicare and Medicaid Programs: CY 2019 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update and CY 2020 Case-Mix Adjustment…

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Kershner award winners announced

Volume 5 | Issue 1 | Spring 2018 Kershner award winners announced In November of 2017, the AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement announced the 6 finalists (3 from Surgical/Procedural and 3 from Primary Care) for the 2017-2018 Bernard…

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