Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is a preeminent leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality, and value. CareNow has voluntarily submitted to and passed a series of rigorous and nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care.
AAAHC is a private, not-for-profit organization and has over 23 years of experience in developing appropriate healthcare standards and performance measurements. Some of these standards include:
- Rights of Patients
- Quality of Care Provided
- Quality Management and Improvement
- Clinical Records and Health Information
- Infection Prevention and Control Safety
- Facilities and Environment
- Surgical and Related Services
- Medical Laboratory Services
- Diagnostic and Other Imaging Services
- Occupational Health Services
- Immediate/Urgent Care Services
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) covers approximately 225,000 laboratory entities. The Division of Laboratory Services, within the Survey and Certification Group regulates all laboratory testing in the United States. The objective of the CLIA program is to ensure quality laboratory testing, resulting in safety, efficiency, compliance, and the best patient care.
CLIA Certification is earned by laboratories that meet rigorous standards of excellence in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued precision and accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass biannual on-site laboratory surveys to ensure the accuracy and reliability of patient test results. CareNow's long-term commitment to provide quality service to our patients has resulted in 18 years of continued CLIA certification.