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Accredited Ambulatory Health Care and Surgery Centers (AAAHC)

Find an accredited ambulatory health care facility or surgery center.  AAAHC, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care is a nonprofit that currently accredits over 6,100 organizations in a wide variety of ambulatory health care settings, including ambulatory and office based outpatient surgery centers, community health centers, dental clinics, endoscopy centers, lithotripsy centers, some managed health plans, medical group practices, retail clinics, urgent care centers, specialty services, and workplace clinics.  (See also Joint Commission website for hospital-owned ambulatory surgery center accreditation.)

Alabama Nursing Home Deficiencies, Assisted Living, Hospitals, Surgery Centers, Etc.

Find free reports on deficiencies for Alabama nursing homes, assisted living, outpatient surgery facilities, hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, end stage renal disease treatment (kidney dialysis) centers, rehab facilities and more. Shows facilities and organizations with terminated or probation licenses. Some Inspection reports may contain no deficiencies, but simply report a regulatory visit. Updated with 2021 survey results. Site by the AL Department of Public Health. Easy to use.

ALS Association’s Certified Centers and Clinics

Find an ALS center or clinic that is certified. The ALS Association is a non-profit dedicated to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“Lou Gehrig’s disease”). They select, certify and support regional ALS centers and clinics they recognize as the best in the field; and which have neurological diagnostics and imaging, and available certain on-site licensed and certified ancillary services. As of October 2021, they listed 186 certified ALS clinics.

Colorado Health Facilities & Home Health – Complaints, Occurrences, Surveys

The Colorado Health Facilities site shows complaints, incidents (referred to as occurrences), inspection surveys, and adverse events that must be reported to the state for all types of health facilities licensed by Colorado. Includes hospitals, hospice and home health agencies, nursing homes, assisted living residences, ambulatory surgery centers, birth centers, dialysis clinics, outpatient physical therapy, adult day programs, community mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals, portable x-ray services, and more. State government website by the CO Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

Connecticut Health Care Facility License – Verification

Verify health care facility licenses for Connecticut nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice, hospitals, mental health facilities, outpatient clinics, surgical facilities, substance abuse and recovery care centers, residential care, and other health care services. To find nursing home information, select Chronic and Convalescent Nursing Home, and License Status “Active”. CT eLicense web portal site shows contact and management information. An upside to this site is that nursing home room rates are in the detailed reports. Consumers can also generate a roster only, by clicking on https://www.elicense.ct.gov/Lookup/GenerateRoster.aspx . However, it may be hard to read the roster unless familiar with Excel; it also has limited information.

Diagnostic Imaging Centers Accredited by American College of Radiology

Find a diagnostic imaging center that is accredited by the American College of Radiology. Consumers can search for ACR-accredited facilities in Breast Ultrasound, Lung Cancer Screening, MRI, Mammography, Radiation Oncology, CT (computed tomography or CAT scan), Nuclear Medicine and PET, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy and Ultrasound

Dialysis Facility Compare from medicare.gov Editor's Pick

Compare services and ratings on kidney dialysis facilities in any state or US territory, by Medicare.gov. Compare kidney dialysis centers from Fresenius FMC, DaVita, US Renal Care, American Renal Associates, Dialysis Clinic, Satellite Healthcare, Mayo, and more. They are all here. Quality measures show relative survival among facilities and quality of care provided to Medicare patients at hospital-sponsored centers, nonprofit and for-profit dialysis centers. Patient satisfaction results also shown for each dialysis center. Time periods covered were not readily disclosed. Resources on kidney failure and end stage renal disease (ESRD) also linked. Updated October 2020. Next update expected after October 2021.

Fertility Clinic Success Rates – ART Report (CDC)

Find Fertility Clinic Success rates in ART clinics (Assisted Reproductive Technology) in the US and Puerto Rico.  This 581-page report is by the CDC in conjunction with Reproductive Medicine societies. Shows success rates by age of woman, and percent of egg retrievals or embryo transfers from a donor that resulted in live births. One-page summaries for each of 456 fertility clinics reporting 2018 data. Success rates declined with age of woman. In evaluating fertility clinics, consumers can see how large or small the reproductive program is in any clinic or state. Published December 2020.

Florida Inspection Reports – All health facilities, 2021

Look up recent inspection reports for all types of healthcare facilities in Florida. Site includes ambulatory surgery centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, birth centers, hospitals, clinics, home health, hospice, lab, MRI and imaging centers (see health care clinics), dialysis, rehab agencies, residential treatment centers and more. Both regular biennial inspection reports, and those from complaint investigations are included. Site by FL Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is easy to use. Updated for 2021

New York – Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program (CLEP) – Approved Labs for all types of testing

Find approved laboratories in New York and other states, under the Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program (CLEP). Labs approved for certain specialty testing are listed by category of testing. Examples include Andrology (fertility assessment e.g. sperm count), Blood transfusion testing, Blood plasma processing, Cellular Immunology, Endocrinology (e.g. thyroid function tests, TSH), Virology, Genetic testing, Toxicology labs, Trace Element labs, Transplant monitoring; many more. More than 1,000 labs overall in New York. Other states may also have approved labs listed here. For example in May 2021, there were 8 approved labs listed in Minnesota, 10 in Illinois, 74 in California, 11 in Florida, and 32 in Texas.

Sleep Centers (all states)

Find an accredited Sleep Center that is also a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). SleepEducation.org

Utah Hospital Infection Rates and Dialysis Center Infections

Compare infection rates at Utah hospitals and dialysis centers for 2019. Website from the UT Department of Health shows whether the hospital or dialysis facility is about the same as the national data, or if it is statistically better with fewer infections (green), or if it is is worse, with statistically more infections (red). Most facilities are no different from the national aggregate data. For 2019, compare infections for Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), Surgical site infections (SSIs) for colon surgeries and abdominal hysterectomy surgery, Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infections, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia infections, and Dialysis infections. The only facilities with statistically more infections in 2019 than national comparison, were LDS Hospital for C.Diff infections, and Utah Valley Dialysis Center. A few facilities were statistically better, with fewer infections. In addition to LTACs, inpatient rehab facilities are also included in the report. Published April 2021.

Find a Sleep Medicine Specialist (PhD or MD)

Find a sleep medicine specialist. These are physicians (MDs and DOs) and PhDs who are certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) have passed the exam, and displayed a comprehensive understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. This site lists diplomates by name, but no search function by city

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Georgia – Hospital, nursing home, home health inspection reports

Find Georgia Inspection Reports for hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice, and all other types of healthcare facilities. Reports are for any state-licensed, registered or certified health facility (including ESRD) or assisted living personal care homes in GA. Check to see if there is a report available from the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH). Limited comparative information. Most hospitals do NOT have inspection violation reports. Redesigned site in 2020 is easier to use.

How to Choose a Fertility Clinic

Wondering how to choose a fertility clinic? This article provides 20 questions women (and men) can ask a fertility clinic or specialist before selecting help in getting pregnant. In 2018, there were 456 fertility clinics in the US and Puerto Rico who were required to submit annual reports on fertility success rates.  The National Women’s Health Resource Center recommends research to weed through the masses to find two to five centers you’re interested in.  Then sit down for a face-to-face interview and consultation with each fertility center, armed with these 20 questions.

List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) – See Who is Excluded from Medicare Editor's Pick

The List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) is a Medicare fraud prevention site by the HHS Office of Inspector General. It allows consumer to search for a specific name of a person or business to see if they have been excluded from receiving payment from Medicare and Medicaid, due to license revocation, suspension or surrender; program-related fraud; patient abuse or neglect, and other reasons such as default on Health Education Assistance Loans. Exclusions Database contains physicians, nurses, nurses’ aides, hospital employees, pharmacists, nursing home operators and more. More than 74,000 names on the list as of April 2021.

Pennsylvania Health Care Facility & Home Health Locator

Find a licensed healthcare facility or home health agency in Pennsylvania. Use the directory or locator to search by county for an Ambulatory Surgical Center, Birth Center, Community Mental Health Center, FQHC, Outpatient Rehab, End Stage Renal Disease, Home Health Agency, Home Care, Hospice, Hospital, Intermediate Care for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Nursing Home, Pediatric Extended Care, Speech and Physical Therapy, Abortion, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, and Rural Health Clinic in PA. Many of the sites have links to facility-specific inspection survey reports. Pennsylvania Department of Health

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