Patient Safety

What makes us different? Find out why thousands
know us as the Gold Standard in Accreditation...

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High Standards

Raising the bar for patient safety means choosing
the right accrediting organization...

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Peace of Mind

Knowing that a facility is accredited by AAAASF
assures that extra steps were taken for patient safety...

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We offer a hands-on, step-by-step approach to help
facilities through the accreditation process...

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We maintain the highest standards in outpatient accreditation


We provide dedicated specialists to help with the accreditation process


We champion patient safety worldwide and have for nearly 40 years

Learn how to become accredited in one of our Outpatient Programs which are designed to promote optimal patient safety in an office-based setting.
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Our standards meet or exceed Medicare and Medicaid certification standards. Learn how to become accredited through one of our Medicare Programs.
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Our International Programs certify that a facility has met internationally recognized standards. Learn how to become accredited through one of our International Programs.
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Join our team and help make a difference in patient safety, our sole mission for nearly 40 years...

New Standard Coming Soon

AAAASF Medicare Surgical Standard Version 6.6 will become effective November 1, 2016...

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Sep 13, 2016
This article was published August 23, 2016 in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. It compares outcomes of 183,914 aesthetic surgical procedures across different types of accredited facilities.
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Aug 16, 2016
The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) accredited 54 new facilities in June and July. AAAASF promotes the highest quality patient safety in the ambulatory surgery setting (office-based or outpatient) and rehabilitation and outpatient therapy agencies, as well as rural health clinics.
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Aug 12, 2016
The new guidelines apply to ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs)
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Jun 16, 2016
Review process successfully completed for patient safety measures
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