Serving Beverly Hills, Westlake Village, and Los Angeles, California
Cataract surgery and PRELEX surgery both require a more advanced surgical suite than LASIK because instruments actually enter the eye during each of these procedures. Safety and proper care are essential. Certification with either AAAHC or Medicare assures you that a surgical suite meets or exceeds the highest safety standards for equipment, cleanliness, and staff qualification.
What is the AAAHC?
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), also known simply as the Accreditation Association, is a private non-profit organization formed in 1979 to help ambulatory health care organizations improve the quality of care provided to patients.
AAAHC is a voluntary, peer-reviewed certification. This means that actual practicing doctors come and check the center for physical setup, along with:
- Patient care
- Patient flow
- Chart documentation
This allows a center to adopt the best practices in health care and comply with nationally-recognized standards.
Medicare certification is performed by personnel without medical experience. This certification allows the center to bill to Medicare and other insurance providers. Insurance guidelines have to be followed with regard to the necessity of the surgery. Even though insurance may cover some of the costs, the patient is responsible for co-pays, deductibles, and upgrade fees for lenses and anything that the insurance providers reject.
Our AAAHC-certified surgical center offers you the highest level of care for your Cataract or PRELEX surgery. To learn more about our high standards of care, please contact The Khanna Vision Institute today to schedule a free initial consultation. We serve patients throughout the Los Angeles area, with offices in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, California.