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
(630) 792-5286
American Osteopathic Association Health Facilities Accreditation Program HFAP Hospitals, Ambulatory Care 142 E. Ontario St.
10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611-2864
(800) 621-1773, ext. 8063
DNV GL – Healthcare DNV GL Hospitals 400 Techne Center Drive
Suite 100
Millford, Ohio 45150-2792
(513) 947-8343 or (866) 523-6842
Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care AAAHC Ambulatory Care 5250 Old Orchard Road, Suite 200
Skokie, IL 60077
(874) 853-6060
American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. AAAASF Ambulatory Care 5101 Washington Street
Suite 2F PO Box 9500
Gurnee, IL 60031

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