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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, 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. Some Inspection reports may contain no deficiencies, but simply report a regulatory visit. Updated with 2020 survey results. Site by the AL Department of Public Health

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 2020, they listed 188 certified ALS clinics.

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

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, nursing homes, assisted living residences, ambulatory surgery, birth centers, chiropractic centers, dialysis clinics, hospice and home health agencies, outpatient physical therapy, adult day programs, mental health clinics, portable x-ray services, trauma center. A facility directory is also available as a simple list of facilities in each category. State government website by the CO Department of Public Health and Environment.

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. 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, 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, DaVita, US Renal Care, American Renal Association, 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 vary (and are difficult to find), generally 2018 or 2018-2019. Resources on kidney failure and end stage renal disease (ESRD) also linked. Updated 2020.

Fertility Clinic Success Rates – ART Report (CDC) Editor's Pick

Find Fertility Clinic Success rates in ART clinics (Assisted Reproductive Technology) in the US and Puerto Rico.  This 585-page report is by the CDC in conjunction with Reproductive Medicine societies. Shows success rates by age of woman, and both fresh and frozen embryo transfers (nondonor and donor eggs). One-page summaries for each of 448 fertility clinics reporting 2017 data. Approximately 1.7% of all infants born in the United States every year are conceived using ART. Nationally, for women under age 35, 48.5% of transfers using their own eggs resulted in live births. Success rates declined with age of woman. Success rates for ART transfers using frozen embryos from a donor resulted in live births 46.5% of the time (women of all ages combined). In evaluating fertility clinics, consumers can see how large or small the reproductive program is in any state. Published Oct. 2019.

Florida Inspection Reports – All health facilities, 2020

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 2020

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 600 labs overall in New York. Other states may also have approved labs listed here. For example in May 2020, there were 8 approved labs listed in Minnesota, 10 in Illinois, 71 in California, 12 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 2018. 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 2018, 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 2018 than national comparison, were Specialty Hospital of Utah for CLABSI in long-term acute care facilities, and two dialysis centers: Lone Peak Dialysis 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 December 2019.

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 healthcare facility Inspection Reports through the Georgia Department of Community Health. Use the map program called GaMap2Care to locate 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. Limited comparative information. Most hospitals do NOT have inspection violation reports. Nursing home and home health reports are referred to the federal NursingHomeCompare and HomeHealthCompare Web sites

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 2017, there were 448 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 72,000 names on the list as of October 2019.

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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