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2019 Big Book of Surgery Supplement - December 2018

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D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • B I G B O O K O F S U R G E R Y. C O M • 3 Set Yourself Up For Accreditation Success With This Seminar Give yourself a better chance to ace your AAAHC survey— sign up for an AAAHC Achieving Accreditation seminar. Led by veteran surveyors, this two-day event starts with a comprehensive review of how to meet core standards. You'll then break into groups and explore how to turn data into meaningful changes. Spend day two learning about adjunct standards and attending your choice of elective sessions. Achieving Accreditation is perfect for ASCs new to AAAHC, individuals assigned to the re-accreditation process and anyone looking for a refresher. For more information and to register, visit aaahc.org/achieve or call (847) 853-6060, use the enclosed reader service card or visit www.bigbookofsurgery.com. These Toolkits Help You Keep Patients Safe Make the care you provide the best it can be with the help of Patient Safety Toolkits from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care's Institute for Quality Improvement. They provide guidelines for identifying and avoiding pitfalls in ambulatory surgery. Each toolkit includes a description of the issue, review of literature, sample forms and other resources. Safe injection practices, credentialing and privileging and peer review are just some of the topics receiving their own toolkit. For more information, call (847) 853-6060, email quality@aaahc.org, visit www.aaahc.org/institute, use the enclosed reader service card or visit www.bigbookofsurgery.com. No "Gotchas" With This Accreditation Organization Get consultation and collaboration—not condemnation— with accreditation services from HFAP. A CMS deemed status surveyor since 1965, HFAP provides accreditation to all ASCs, office-based surgical practices, hospitals and many other types of facilities. Standards are easy to understand; most requirements are cross-walked to corresponding Conditions for Coverage/Medicare Conditions of Participation. Success is based on the ability to correct deficiencies—the discovery of issues during a survey won't jeopardize accreditation. Surveyors are experienced professionals eager to help address shortcomings and improve performance. When switching to HFAP, staff will work to ensure you experience no interruption in accreditation and reimbursement. For more information, call (312) 920-7383, email certification@hfap.org, visit www.hfap.org, use the enclosed reader service card or visit www.bigbookofsurgery.com. A C C R E D I T A T I O N

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