3 things to know about AAAHC advanced orthopaedic certification

With orthopedic surgery shifting to the outpatient setting, ASCs offering total joint replacement and spine procedures that are accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care can earn the association's advanced orthopaedic certification.

Three things to know:

1. Certification lasts for three years and is earned after an on-site survey from a surveyor who has experience in the ambulatory orthopedic setting.

2. Compliance areas focused on in the survey include provider credentialing, patient screening and evidence-based clinical care.

3. The advanced orthopaedic certification is recognized by payers and can give ASCs an edge against competitors.

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