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Practice Management Clinics

Thursday, September 15, 2011
1:00PM - 4:00PM


(C) 113A


Achieving Accreditation for Office Based Surgery from AAAHC

Edmund Braly, DDS
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgeon
Norman Surgical Arts Center, PLLC
Norman, OK


The clinic will review the chapters in the AAAHC Standards that apply to the typical oral and maxillofacial surgery office. A review will be given of the timeline, effort, costs and personnel required to successfully undergo the AAAHC survey process and to achieve AAAHC accreditation. This clinic offers 14 chapters, each of which will be highlighted, with time allowed for Q&A and discussion of ways to document information to meet these standards.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the standards used by the AAAHC to survey outpatient surgery centers, and specifically, to survey offices for accreditation for office based surgery;
  2. Describe the information necessary to prepare for, and successfully pass, an AAAHC survey, the AAAHC credentialing process, and be able to document many of these policies that are already an integral part of practice; and
  3. Recognize the perceived value to the public of AAAHC accreditation and the relative ease with which that accreditation can be obtained.

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