New Standards - Step 1 to a Fully Digitized Survey

AAAASF is excited to announce the completion of the first phase in moving to a fully electronic platform for our standards and surveys. This first phase required reorganizing…

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Holiday Office Closure

In observance of Independence Day, the AAAASF office will be closing at 2:30 pm on Friday, July 2nd, and will be closed Monday, July 5th. The office will reopen for business…

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Commemorating Juneteenth

Tomorrow is significant in the United States. June 19 has long been important to Black Americans as a commemoration of June 19, 1865, when the Emancipation Proclamation came…

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AAAASF Fee Schedule

The AAAASF commitment to patient safety is at the forefront of all we do, and as a not-for-profit corporation, we do not have shareholders to satisfy. However, as with all…

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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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