What is Joint Commission?
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit group in the United States that administers accreditation programs for hospitals and other healthcare-related organizations.
The Commission develops performance standards that address crucial elements of operation, such as patient care, medication safety, infection control and consumer rights. Most state governments require that healthcare organizations be accredited by the Commission as a condition for licensing and Medicaid reimbursement.
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
The AAAHC certificate of accreditation is asign that a healthcare organization meets or exceeds nationally-recognized standards.