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The Wilmette, IL-based Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has announced an updated accreditation program designed for office-based surgery programs that don’t have a large staff to prepare for accreditation. The program is geared to office-based surgery organizations with no more than four surgeons and two operating suites. The Guidebook for Office-Based Surgery Accreditation helps office-based programs prepare for accreditation by offering interpretive and review guidelines for each standard; complete eligibility criteria, accreditation policies and procedures; and sample forms and worksheets.
The AAAHC’s Policy and Procedure Manual for Office-Based Surgery Practices helps with the documentation process for accreditation and includes generic policies and procedures as well as templates for documentation of activities such as office meetings and disaster drills.
For more information on the AAAHC Office-Based Accreditation program and its publications, contact the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, 3201 Old Glenview Road, Suite 300, Wilmette, IL 60091. Telephone: (847) 853-6060. Fax: (847) 853-9028. Web: www.aaahc.org.