Accredited Providers & Accreditation Organizations
In accordance with Section 405.1, 10NYCRR, the Commissioner of Health may accept accreditation by accreditation organizations approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as evidence of compliance with the minimum Hospital and Diagnostic and Treatment Center operational standards.
Under Section 1865(a) of the federal Social Security Act (SSA), CMS may recognize national accreditation organizations which demonstrate that their health and safety standards and survey and oversight processes meet or exceed those used by CMS to determine a health care facility's compliance with applicable federal Conditions of Participation for the Medicare program.
Section 1865(b)(1) of the Social Security Act provides that facilities are "deemed" if they demonstrate, through the accreditation process, that they meet or exceed all applicable Medicare conditions. The Department conducts follow-up surveys of a sample of deemed providers, per CMS directives, to validate the reviews conducted by accrediting bodies.
The following table displays the accreditation organizations that are currently approved by the Commissioner and CMS.
|Accreditation Organization||Acronym||Type of Provider||Contact Information|
|The Joint Commission||TJC||Hospitals, Ambulatory Care|| One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
|American Osteopathic Association Health Facilities Accreditation Program||HFAP||Hospitals|| 142 E. Ontario St.
Chicago, IL 60611-2864
(800) 621-1773, ext. 8063
|Det Norski Veritas||DNV||Hospitals|| 400 Techne Center Drive
Millford, Ohio 45150-2792
|Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care||AAAHC||Ambulatory Care|| 5250 Old Orchard Road, Suite 200
Skokie, IL 60077
Effective July 14, 2009, physician offices that perform surgical or invasive procedures using more than mild sedation must be accredited. For more information about office-based surgery, including accreditation, go to http://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/office-based_surgery/practices/.