Our Programs

Select your program to begin or maintain your accreditation process

We offer a variety of accreditation programs because there are many types of outpatient facilities that seek to promote patient safety. The standards of each program are tailored to help meet the individual patient safety needs of each type of facility. To help identify the program that is best for you, please review each of our programs below and contact us for assistance. Our fee schedule outlines the annual and survey fees for each program. You can begin or maintain your accreditation process by visiting the page for your program and downloading the application, self survey, or re-survey materials.

Outpatient Programs

Outpatient

Learn how to become accredited and maintain accreditation in our Outpatient Surgical Program that is designed to promote optimal patient safety in the office setting. Accredited centers must comply with standards governing professional training, operational safety and the physical layout of the center. Patients undergoing surgery in an accredited operating room should be assured the same level of care and safety preparedness as those receiving care in a hospital. Centers with nearly any surgical specialty are eligible for accreditation under this program.

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Learn how to become accredited and maintain accreditation in our Outpatient Procedural Program that assesses standards compliance for facilities performing therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, as well as minimally invasive and minor surgical procedures. Clinics specializing in pain management, gastroenterology, urology and fertility commonly participate in the procedural program. Procedural standards reflect the cleaning and disinfecting needs of facilities using scopes.

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Learn how to become accredited and maintain accreditation in our Outpatient Oral Maxillofacial Program. Accredited oral maxillofacial facilities must meet standards written for the delivery of safe oral surgery care requiring unique anesthesia delivery and disinfection practices. This program is designed to promote optimal patient safety while meeting the specific needs of the oral surgery community.

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Medicare Programs

Medicare

Learn how to become accredited and maintain accreditation in our Medicare Surgical Program. Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) are facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs for reimbursement. ASCs, sometimes called surgicenters, specialize in providing surgery, including certain pain management and diagnostic (e.g., colonoscopy) services in an outpatient setting.

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Learn how to become accredited and maintain accreditation in our Medicare Outpatient Physical Therapy Program that assesses the quality of therapeutic care in physical therapy and speech pathology. These clinics also may offer occupational therapy.

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Learn how to become accredited and maintain accreditation in our Medicare Rural Heath Clinic Program. Clinics located in a census tract within a non-urban designation and in a medically underserved area, or an area with a designated health professional shortage may participate in this program.

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International Programs

International

Learn how to become accredited and maintain accreditation in our International Surgical Program. Patients undergoing surgery in an accredited operating room are assured the same level of care and safety preparedness as those receiving care in a hospital. Centers with nearly any surgical specialty are eligible for accreditation under this program.

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Learn how to become accredited and maintain accreditation in our International Outpatient Physical Therapy Program that is designed to assess the quality of therapeutic care in physical therapy and speech pathology. These clinics may additionally offer occupational therapy internationally.

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Learn how to become accredited and maintain accreditation in our International Dental Program. AAAASFI is an accreditation program certifying to the medical and dental community and the general public that a facility meets internationally recognized standards. This international program promotes optimal patient safety while meeting the specific needs of the dental community. Accredited clinics meet standards that are written with unique anesthesia delivery and disinfection practices appropriate to the delivery of safe dental care.​

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