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HFAP finds deficiencies in credentialing, competency assessments

Accreditation survey results released by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care’s (ACHC) HFAP brand show that ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) continue to struggle with their credentialing and privileging policies and procedures.

According to the 2021 HFAP Quality Review Report, standard 06.00.03 was one of the two top cited issues in 2020 surveys at ASCs. The standard states, “Members of the medical staff must be legally and professionally qualified for the positions to which they are appointed and for performance of privileges granted. The ASC grants privileges in accordance with recommendations from qualified medical personnel.”

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