AASM Introduces Accreditation for Out of Center Sleep Testing
AASM Special Update
Friday, February 11, 2011
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is dedicated the assurance of quality care for patients with sleep disorders, and since 1977 AASM accreditation has been the gold standard by which the medical community and the public evaluate sleep medicine services.
New policies related to out of center diagnostic testing for sleep apnea and the evolution of portable technology has shaped the diagnosis of patients with sleep apnea. The AASM announces a new program, Accreditation of Out of Center Sleep Testing for Adult Patients, to meet the changing needs of our members, sleep disorders centers, and the sleep medicine field. The new Standards of Accreditation of Out of Center Sleep Testing are available on the AASM website now, and application information will be available next week.
Earning accreditation for out of center sleep testing from the leader in sleep medicine enables sleep medicine providers to offer broader options to patients and for facilities to gain recognition as a out of center sleep testing provider that meets the highest standards of quality care. AASM-accredited facilities will receive an e-mail next week that details their respective application process and information on an application for stand-alone entities will be communicated next week.
View Standards of Accreditation of Out of Center Sleep Testing