AAAHC Releases Revisions in Its v42 Handbooks


AAAHC Releases Revisions in Its v42 Handbooks

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) of Skokie, Illinois, released its v42 Standards handbooks for Medicare deemed status and ambulatory accreditation, according to a release. The updated editions provide guidance for healthcare providers seeking practical knowledge of changes to relevant standards in the specific ambulatory settings for their organizations. Revisions in the v42 handbooks introduce new terminology and streamline standards architecture across all programs.

“For more than 40 years, AAAHC has provided facilities with relevant standards and education for improvement of the patient care environment,” said Noel Adachi, president and chief executive officer of AAAHC, in the release. “Our v42 Standards reflect the collaborative efforts of a large team of experts, including our surveyors, and address input from accredited organizations that put these standards into action every day. The handbooks are the guiding resource for the accreditation journey and allow organizations to perform targeted and continuous assessments of their practices throughout the 1,095 days of the accreditation term.”

In keeping with its commitment to ongoing self-assessment and improvement, AAAHC updates its standards regularly to reflect proven developments in medicine, technology and specialty practice. Updated v42 Standards align AAAHC programs and include valuable insights from AAAHC surveyors and the Standards Development Committee, along with client organizations, partners and staff.

The v42 Standards are expected to be released December 12, 2022, with an effective date of March 1, 2023.

AAAHC continues to update standards for other programs, including Advanced Orthopaedic Certification and Patient-Centered Medical Home, with updates to Health Plans and Health Plans FEHB expected in mid-2023. Learn more.