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) 792-5800
Accreditation Commission for Health Care ACHC Hospitals, Ambulatory Care, Dialysis 139 Weston Oaks Court
Cary, NC 27513
DNV GL – Healthcare DNV GL Hospitals 400 Techne Center Drive, Suite 100
Millford, OH 45150
(866) 523-6842
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care AAAHC Ambulatory Care 5250 Old Orchard Road, Suite 200
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 853-6060
American Association for Accreditation of
Ambulatory Surgery Facilities
AAAASF Ambulatory Care 7500 Grand Avenue, Suite 200
Gurnee, IL 60031
(888) 545-5222
National Dialysis Accreditation Association Commission NDAC Dialysis Centers 800 Roosevelt Rd, Suite C202
Glen Ellyn, IL 60189
(630) 387-6680
Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality CIHQ Hospitals PO Box 3620
McKinney, TX 75070
(866) 324-5080
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