HFAP, a health care accreditation program founded in 1945, was recently renewed as an approved accreditation agency for ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) in California. HFAP already has deeming authority for ASCs from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), allowing HFAP to conduct accreditation surveys and assess compliance with the Medicare Conditions for Coverage for ASCs.

The Medical Board of California awarded the approval after HFAP met all of the application requirements including accreditation standards and payment of renewal fees. The approval is valid through December 31, 2019.

“At HFAP, we pride ourselves on our customer-centered approach to accreditation that provides health care organizations with a relevant and comprehensive survey, as well as ongoing support and interaction with our team throughout the accreditation cycle,” said Meg Gravesmill, CEO of HFAP. “All organizations have ready access to resources and education to ensure continuing opportunities for learning, growth and advancement before, during and in between surveys.”

HFAP also holds deeming authority for clinical laboratories and acute care and critical access hospitals. In addition, HFAP’s new joint arthroplasty certification (launching in June) will join lithotripsy services, and wound care, as specialty recognition relevant to ambulatory facilities.

For more information on HFAP accreditation programs, visit www.hfap.org.