AAAASF, AAAHC, and JCAHO Accreditation

Accreditation is crucial for any ambulatory facility- but can be complicated and requires time to learn the process.  Centurion’s rock solid advice will take you through accreditation easily, confidently, and quickly.

"Effective July 14, 2009, physician practices performing Office-Based Surgery (OBS) were required to be accredited by an agency designated by the Commissioner of Health." -NY Department of Health, Office-Based Surgery FAQ's for Practitioners


Great.  Thank you, bureaucracy. More red tape.  More work. More hoops to jump through.  Can’t we just get back to building our organization?


Centurion sees it differently.  Accreditation is an opportunity.  To show the excellence you’ve worked so hard to achieve, to empower you to articulate that excellence to patients, and to motivate you to take your achievements to the next level.

What is accreditation?

Accreditation is an evaluation of a health care providing organization executed by external agency.  It ensures delivery of safe, high-quality patient care according to national standards.  There are only three organizations that Medicare approves to accredit:

  • The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

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

  • The Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

Each organization has its own approach to countless issues, among them:

  • Assessment of Patients

  • Confidentiality

  • Continuing education

  • Continuity of Care

  • Documentation

  • Medical records

  • Peer review

  • Post-procedure evaluation

  • Pre-procedure evaluation

  • Quality Improvement

  • Review of patient satisfaction

  • Safety

  • State licensure

  • Term of accreditation cycle


Centurion knows the ins and outs of each organization, to the last detail.  We can help you decide which accreditor is best for you, map out a plan, and guide you every step of the way.