The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, or AAAHC, announced it was awarded a contract to join an initiative promoting quality improvement at federally funded community health centers.
Accreditation group lands health center contract
The association is now part of the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care's Accreditation Initiative. Under the contract, the association will work with health centers that want to become accredited and focus on quality assessment. The contract lasts three years with an additional option of two more years, a spokeswoman said. The contract value was unavailable.
The federal initiative had led to 227 community health centers obtaining accreditation by the beginning of this year, according to the AAAHC. The federally funded health centers provide care to about 17 million people across the country. The AAAHC currently accredits more than 4,500 ambulatory healthcare organizations.
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