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Set Your ASC Apart With a Higher Level of Care

Joint Commission is uniquely positioned to help your ambulatory surgery center (ASC) excel with certifications that recognize your orthopedic specialty program. With two different tracks, core or advanced, you have the option to select the path that works best for your organization.

ASCs seek orthopedic certification from The Joint Commission because it aims to:

  • Provide a framework to improve patient outcomes
  • Establish a consistent approach to care, reducing variation in care delivery and the risk of error
  • Demonstrate commitment to a higher standard of clinical service
  • Organize teams across the continuum of care
  • Provide a competitive edge in the marketplace
  • Deliver evidence-based proof of quality to payors

Our Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement (THKR) and Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery (ACSS) certifications are the only certifications offered in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

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Address Your Orthopedic Challenges Through Certification

As the patient population ages, the number of orthopedic surgeries in the United States is likely to increase. Joint Commission orthopedic certifications allow ASCs to elevate the level of care that they provide using evidence-based, data-driven metrics. Applying these standards uniformly and consistently effectively addresses some of the biggest challenges in orthopedic care, and leads to measurably improved outcomes, streamlined processes and greater patient safety.

Discover the Impact of Orthopedic Certification

Hear first-hand from one of our customers about how Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Certification transformed their organization.

Be Recognized by Payors

Major health care insurance plans, such as AETNA and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, recognize that ASCs who have achieved Joint Commission orthopedic certification have gone above and beyond in their efforts to improve patient safety and quality of care and use our certification as a requirement for their Centers of Excellence (CoEs) programs.

Get Started With Orthopedic Certification for Your ASC

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