General Accreditation Information
Accreditation for facilities, home sleep apnea testing and durable medical equipment now share the same online application. Before you begin your application, we encourages you to review the Accreditation Process & Policies Document. For more information about how the accreditation process has changed, view the AASM Accreditation changes guide.
AASM Accreditation of Sleep Disorders Centers is a voluntary process for the assessment of sleep programs. By achieving accreditation, a sleep disorders facility, stand-alone provider of Home Sleep Apnea Testing or Durable Medical Equipment provider demonstrates a commitment to the provision of quality diagnostic services and/or long-term management of sleep patients.
AASM center accreditation reflects a commitment to ensure that sleep disorders patients receive the highest quality of care. In a growing number of states, accreditation is required for reimbursement of many sleep medicine services. More than 2,500 sleep centers have achieved accreditation. Since 1977, the AASM has accredited sleep facilities utilizing the AASM Standards for Accreditation of Sleep Disorders Centers. The continued quality of these requirements has made AASM center accreditation the gold standard by which the medical community and the public evaluate sleep medicine facilities.
AASM Accreditation and Patient Care
AASM Accreditation of Sleep Disorders Centers acts as an indicator to patients and referring physicians that a facility is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care. With more than 30 years as the leader in setting clinical standards in the field, the AASM has earned recognition as the authority in sleep and sleep center recognition. Through regular review and revision of the AASM Standards for Accreditation of Sleep Disorders Centers, the AASM has ensured that these requirements continue to incorporate the latest advances in sleep medicine and meet the needs of patients and referring physicians.
AASM Accreditation and Reimbursement
Recognizing that accreditation leads to improvements in patient care, public and private health insurance providers alike are beginning to require that polysomnographic services be performed at an accredited facility. And as the gold standard in sleep center accreditation, the AASM leads the list of accreditation providers that are accepted by these insurers. The AASM's time-tested commitment to providing comprehensive, relevant and quality standards for practice ensures that AASM center accreditation will continue to serve as the benchmark for quality accreditation for years to come.
Types of Accreditation
Clinics where patient evaluation and management occur and laboratory testing that utilizes in-center overnight polysomnography for the diagnostic testing of patients.
Home Sleep Apnea Testing
Entities with out of center sleep testing with or without additional in-lab sleep testing apply for HSAT accreditation within the facility accreditation application. Currently accredited facilities add HSAT accreditation through the attestation process. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on attestation.
DME suppliers that provide sleep-related DME equipment to patients. This includes both free-standing suppliers and sleep facilities that provide DME equipment to their patients.
Entities that consist of 5 or more sleep facilities that are managed by the same company are eligible for corporate accreditation. Please contact the AASM Accreditation Department at email@example.com or (630) 737-9700 for more information.