The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy outlined four reasons why ambulatory endoscopy centers should seek accreditation.
Here are the insights they shared:
1. Accreditation is a marketable achievement. Receiving accreditation from an accrediting body shows that the AEC provides the highest quality healthcare.
2. Risk management. Achieving accreditation may decrease the cost of a center's liability insurance coverage.
3. Payer negotiation. Accreditation may help payer negotiations run more smoothly.
4. Business boost. Accreditation may help a center increase business. Examining operations for an accreditation survey can help center evaluate their cash flow and organizational structure.