AAAASF is saddened to announce Passing of John D. Newkirk, PhD MD

AAAASF is saddened to announce that John D. Newkirk, PhD MD, 77, passed away on February 16, 2021. Dr. Newkirk served on the AAAASF Board of Directors since 2008 and was…

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Outpatient Physical Therapy Facility Accreditation

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) recently released an article titled Want to Become a Rehabilitation Agency Under Medicare? in the November edition of APTA…

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AAAASF Mourns the Loss of Past President Harlan Pollock

AAAASF is saddened to announce that Past President, Harlan Pollock, MD FACS, 82, passed away on September 30, 2020, in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Pollock served as AAAASF’s board…

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CMS Emergency Preparedness Testing Exemption and Guidance Update

On September 25, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published updated guidance related to the Emergency Preparedness (EP) regulations that were…

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CMS Categorical LSC Waiver Memo for Corrugated Medical Tubing

On September 25, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a memo describing instances where Medicare-participating ASCs may use Corrugated Medical…

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HHS Declares PHE for Louisiana and Texas

HHS Secretary Alex Azar has declared public health emergencies (PHEs) in Louisiana and Texas in response to Hurricane Laura. These emergencies were declared retroactively to…

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AAAASF Achieves Continued International Accreditation

AAAASF is extremely pleased to announce that it has earned continued recognition and accreditation by the ISQua External Evaluation Association (IEEA) through August…

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Universal Healthcare Consulting and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Execute First Tele-video Provisional Survey

The global COVID-19 pandemic has led many organizations to get creative and demonstrate the ability to think on their feet. Accrediting healthcare facilities that hope to…

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NYS Updated Guidance: Resumption of Non-Essential, Elective Surgeries

This information was originally sent by the New York State Department of Health. AAAASF is sharing it with our NY based OBS facilities to ensure it was received. Please…

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