The Foreign Service Benefit Plan has achieved a full three-year reaccreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This means that FSBP has met the rigorous standards of quality health care set by AAAHC. FSBP first received accreditation in 2016 and is reevaluated every three years in order to retain the designation.
In August, AAAHC surveyors visited our office to complete a comprehensive assessment of standards across the entire organization. This included studying our policies, speaking with staff, observing our programs and services, and analyzing FSBP’s approach to care. They measured a wide range of health-related categories including, patients’ rights and responsibilities, governance, administration, quality of care, quality management and improvement, delegation, case management and care coordination, and health education and promotion activities among others.
“We are committed to offering the highest level of care. Working with the AAAHC is just another facet of how we provide the best care possible for our members each and every day,” stated AFSPA CEO, Paula S. Jakub, RHU.
Founded in 1979, AAAHC is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation, with more than 6,600 organizations accredited. We accredit a wide range of outpatient settings, including ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery facilities, endoscopy centers, student health centers, medical and dental group practices, community health centers, employer-based health clinics, retail clinics, and Indian/Tribal health centers, among others.
AAAHC advocates for the provision of high-quality health care through the development and adoption of nationally recognized standards. We provide a valuable survey experience founded on a peer-based, educational approach to onsite review. The AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation, along with specialized programs including Advanced Orthopedic Certification and Patient-Centered Medical Home Certification, demonstrates an organization’s commitment to providing safe, high-quality services to its patients—every day of the 1,095-day accreditation cycle.
AAAHC Accreditation and Certification Programs are recognized by third-party payors, medical professional associations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies, and the public. For more information on AAAHC, please visit www.aaahc.org.ambulatory care. The survey is peer-based and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.