Electronic application available for AAAHC

Application shortened to 14 pages

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has made an electronic Application for Survey (application.aaahc.org) available to organizations seeking surveys.

"Our new application is not only online; it has been shortened from 91 to 14 pages in response to feedback from accredited organizations requesting a more user-friendly application process," said John Burke, PhD, AAAHC executive director. "As a web-based tool, it also represents another initiative for our 'going green' campaign."

With the exception of managed care organizations, all organizations, regardless of accreditation type, will use the new version of the Application for Survey. This new version will be used for applications for an initial survey, reaccreditation survey, and Medicare survey. Previously, the application required facilities to submit three paper copies of documents, such as policies and procedures related to AAAHC standards, for review prior to the accreditation survey.

"With the new application, the documents can be uploaded and sent to AAAHC electronically, saving time, trouble, and mailing costs," Burke said.

Organizations that have questions about the revised application should call (847) 853-6060 and ask to speak to an application coordinator.