Designed for health care organizations that own and operate multiple sites of care

The focus of the AAAHC Network Accreditation Program is on the ability and effectiveness of a corporate organization's system of centralized management to maintain sites of care in an accreditable manner. Accreditation is granted to the corporate entity, with individual clinic sites identified as part of the Network.

Eligibility

An organization qualifies for Network Accreditation if it meets the following criteria:

  1. Is a formally organized and legally constituted entity that provides health care services through a network of a minimum of ten (10) health care sites for contracted parties’ patient populations or the public.1 Organizations in business to primarily provide surgical services are not eligible for network accreditation.
  2. Provides health care services under the direction of a Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy (MD/DO) or Dentist (DDS or DMD).
  3. Follows applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  4. Completes an approved Application for Survey, all supporting documents, and the application fee in advance of the survey. In addition, submits evidence of diligent and recent self-assessment and current attestation documents for each site to be included as part of the Network.
  5. Pays the appropriate fees in accordance with AAAHC policies.
  6. Acts in good faith in providing complete and accurate information to AAAHC during the accreditation process and throughout the term of accreditation.

1The survey of a Network organization may include separate legal entities if the Network organization operates in states which limit the practice of medicine to medical professionals (commonly known as the Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine) and the network organization is able to demonstrate appropriate oversight and control of such entities.

Process

  1. Contact AAAHC regarding your interest in the Network Accreditation Program.
  2. Submit the Network Application for Survey and supporting documentation, along with evidence of a self-assessment of the corporate entity and all satellite sites reported as part of the Network.
  3. Establish a formal agreement (MOA) between the applicant network organization and AAAHC describing the accreditation process to be completed, which includes sites of care to be surveyed.
  4. Schedule an initial survey which takes place at the headquarters of the corporate entity, followed by site surveys.*
  5. Attend summation conference.
  6. Receive accreditation decision and survey reports.
  7. Conduct on-going intra-cycle activities (*Compliance Surveys) throughout the accreditation term.

*Site & Compliance surveys are focused on the ability of the network organization to operate and maintain individual sites in an accreditable manner.

For more information, contact:

Tom Tassone, MSW

Director, Business Development

Office: 847.853.6067

Mobile: 847.274.9334

ttassone@aaahc.org

 

Network accreditation offers:

  • An exclusive focus on organizations that own, operate, and direct care for 10 or more health care sites
  • Flexibility to allow for changes in sites of care during a term of accreditation
  • Adaptability to fit the needs of various primary care settings
  • Medical Home recognition for eligible organizations
  • A peer-based review
  • A consultative and educational survey process
  • Direct support from an Accreditation Specialist

Ready to start your application?

Click here to go to the AAAHC e-app page where you can create an account to begin an application.