QuadMed First to Achieve AAAHC Network Accreditation
QuadMed, a nationally recognized provider of onsite, near site and shared site employer-sponsored health and wellness solutions, today became the first to achieve Network Accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The AAAHC’s ground-breaking Network Accreditation program focuses exclusively on group accreditations for organizations that own, operate and direct care for 10 or more health sites.
“Network Accreditation reflects an organization’s passionate commitment to quality care in all facets of its operations,” said John Burke, PhD, president and CEO of AAAHC. “It reflects the patient safety, quality care and value expertise we have accumulated over 35 years and applies it to the structure and management of an operation at the highest level – monitoring health care quality and delivery from the top down. We are extremely proud to have such a distinguished organization as QuadMed as the first recipient of AAAHC Network Accreditation.”
“Earning AAAHC accreditation further demonstrates our commitment to providing high-quality care for our patients, and superior value for our clients,” said Sue Buettner, president of QuadMed. “The collaboration between our corporate leaders, operations managers, clinic supervisors and talented clinical staff led us to this momentous achievement.”
The AAAHC Network Accreditation Program focuses on the ability and effectiveness of a corporate organization’s system of centralized governance and administration to maintain its sites of care in an accreditable manner. Accreditation is granted to the corporate organization, and each individual site of care included in the network receives a certificate identifying it as being operated by an accredited entity.
The three-year term of AAAHC Network Accreditation awarded to QuadMed covers 20 of QuadMed’s locations nationwide. In addition, nine of QuadMed’s network earned Medical Home accreditation, a designation that assures QuadMed patients that their clinic is truly a home base for all of their health care needs.
QuadMed will actively incorporate additional clinics into the current accreditation term, including new clinics opening as part of its ongoing nationwide expansion and the mid-sized clinics that joined QuadMed as part of its October 2013 acquisition of Novia CareClincs.
Ambulatory health care organizations seeking AAAHC accreditation undergo an extensive self-assessment and onsite surveys by AAAHC expert surveyors, including physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. AAAHC accreditation indicates an organization participates in ongoing self-evaluation, peer review and education to continuously improve its care and services. To learn more about Network Accreditation from AAAHC, visit http://www.aaahc.org/en/accreditation/Network_Accreditation_Program/.
QuadMed (www.quadmedical.com) is a nationally recognized provider of onsite, near site and shared site employer-sponsored health and wellness solutions. The model features a full continuum of high-quality, patient-centered services proven to decrease costs by increasing accessibility and engagement. QuadMed’s 20-plus-year track record of success is rooted in integrating prevention-focused primary care with leading-edge technology and analytics. Created in 1990 as a subsidiary of Quad/Graphics, a leading global printer that is redefining print in today’s multichannel media world, QuadMed now serves more than 90 clients in more than 80 health centers, which can be tailored to fit virtually any size or location.
AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care), founded in 1979, is the leader in ambulatory health care accreditation with nearly 6,000 organizations accredited nationwide. AAAHC accredits a variety of ambulatory health care organizations, including ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, college student health centers, health plans/managed care organizations, military health care clinics, large medical and dental practices and medical homes. In 2010, AAAHC launched an international accreditation. AAAHC serves as an advocate for the provision of high-quality health care through the development of nationally recognized standards and through its survey and accreditation programs. AAAHC accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality by third-party payers and medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public. For more information, visit www.aaahc.org.
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