Facilities with in-lab sleep testing ONY and facilities with BOTH in-lab sleep testing and out of center sleep testing apply for accreditation through this sleep facility accreditation process.
AASM Accreditation of Sleep Disorders Centers is a voluntary process for the assessment of sleep programs. By achieving accreditation, a sleep center demonstrates a commitment to the provision of quality diagnostic services and the longitudinal 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 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.
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.
Facilities with out of center sleep testing in addition to in-lab sleep testing apply for OCST accreditation within the facility accreditation application. Currently accredited facilities add OCST accreditation through the attestation process. Contact email@example.com for information on attestation. If your practice does not offer in-lab sleep testing, it must apply for accreditation through the OCST Application
Sleep facilities must demonstrate compliance with all of the AASM Standards of Accreditation to obtain Accreditation. The entire process of earning accreditation can take about six to nine months to complete.
Completed applications are sent to the AASM National Office for review.
If the application indicates substantial compliance with the current Standards, the center will be approved for a site visit; in some cases, additional information may be requested prior to site visit scheduling. All site visitors are board-certified sleep specialists and are current or previous medical directors of AASM accredited centers.
Following the site visit, the site visitor submits a report of compliance and non-compliance with the Standards. The AASM Board of Directors is responsible for granting accreditation based on the recommendation of this site visitor and the Accreditation Committee. Accreditation is granted from the date of board approval. To maintain accredited status, centers must apply for reaccreditation.
Use the following link to begin your accreditation application
If you have already began the accreditation process, login to your account to continue your application or view your status.
Apply for Accreditation
For more information about AASM Accreditation, please view the Accreditation FAQs or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
By starting the Application for Accreditation, you agree to be bound by
the following terms and conditions.
Sleep center and laboratory accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
(AASM) represents recognition that a facility has met the most current
Standards for Accreditation. To be eligible for consideration for
accreditation, a facility must complete an Application for Accreditation
and submit it to the AASM along with all requested supplementary materials and fees.
As the applicant, you understand that the AASM reserves the right to update both
the Application and Standards at any time. All applicants will be reviewed based
upon the current Application and Standards, regardless of date you started your
application. Prior to submitting an Application for Accreditation, be certain
you are using the current version.