SDS Accreditation Update

AAAASF announces Medicare survey DVD/CD

The Education Committee of the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) has developed a three-disc DVD/CD package for Medicare certification, titled the "Medicare Accreditation Assistant for Achieving AAAASF Medicare Accreditation/Certification," to assist ambulatory surgery centers with accreditation.

The "Preparing for Medicare Accreditation" DVD is a step-by-step guided tour through the accreditation program. Watching this cutting edge DVD will introduce you to the process and give you a "behind-the-scenes" look at how an application is moved through the AAAASF national office by Medicare accreditation specialists trained to give you personalized attention and assistance.

The "Conducting a Medicare Health Survey" DVD takes you through the inspection process, including how the survey team will conduct the Medicare survey. After watching this DVD, the facility staff will know what to expect. This DVD was designed to serve as a teaching tool for the surveyor training program and inform facilities about the survey process. Due to the dynamic nature of the standards, this interpretive document should be modified in accordance with the most current AAAASF Medicare Standards.

The price of the package is $950. To order, go to http://www.aaaasf.org/pub/AA.htm. For more information, contact Jaime Trevino. Phone: (847) 775-1970. E-mail: jaime@aaaasf.org.