COVID-19: Accrediting Organization Announcements

COVID-19 Resource Center
Updated: August 5, 2020

Accrediting Organization Announcements

The Joint Commission Offers Recorded Webinar for "Preventing Coronavirus Transmission in Ambulatory Surgery Centers"

Recorded: May 5, 2020

This pre-recorded webinar from The Joint Commission provides an overview of the spectrum of clinical presentations and routes of transmission of COVID-19 with an emphasis on key issues and prevention strategies that freestanding surgical centers should consider prior to resuming elective procedures.

AAAHC Releases ASCA COVID-19 Recommendations and AAAHC Standards Crosswalk

Updated: April 22, 2020

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has aligned some of its accreditation standards with the 10 recommendations for Protecting Patients, Families and Staff During Necessary Surgeries ASCA released recently. AAAHC encourages accredited centers to reference this crosswalk in conducting a gap analysis to use in reviewing, developing, implementing and evaluating their emergency preparedness plan and infection control processes.

AAAHC Helps Guide ASCs Exploring Temporary Hospital Status

Updated: April 21, 2020

AAAHC offers guidance on administrative options for ASCs considering temporary hospital status to help increase patient capacity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAAHC Offers Recorded Webinar for AAAHC-Accredited ASCs

Recorded: April 16, 2020

This webinar, Adapting to Serve: Exploring COVID-19 Hospital Status, provides an overview of the administrative options for ASCs, including temporary closure and conversion to a hospital, as well as applicable CMS Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and related waivers. ASCs will learn how to incorporate these changes as they optimize patient flow with increased acuity, while using a mixed-skill workforce.

Accrediting Organizations Announce Survey Suspensions

All the ASC accrediting bodies are postponing surveys. Find out if your ASC is affected.