ASC Accrediting Organizations

The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)

It is the mission of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) to develop and implement standards of excellence to ensure the highest quality of patient care through an accreditation program that serves both the medical community and the public interest by establishing a means for measuring medical competence and providing an external source for evaluating patient safety in the ambulatory surgery setting.




The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, also known as AAAHC or the Accreditation Association, is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1979. It is a leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education and research. Accreditation is awarded to organizations that are found to be in compliance with the Accreditation Association standards.




The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)

ACHC offers Ambulatory Care Accreditation for medical care provided on an outpatient basis, including diagnosis, observation, treatment, intervention, and rehabilitation services. As an internationally recognized accreditation organization with 30-plus years of experience, ACHC offers a collaborative survey approach and relevant standards designed to empower providers to enhance patient care.




The Joint Commission

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.