The nonprofit Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) currently accredits over 6100 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 site for hospital-owned ambulatory surgery center accreditation.)
Find free reports on deficiencies for AL 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. Be prepared to see all facilities listed, even those whose licenses have been terminated, and facilities that have closed. Updated with 2019 survey results. Site by the Alabama Department of Public Health
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
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.
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.
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
Compare services and ratings on kidney dialysis facilities in any state or US territory, by Medicare.gov. 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, are generally 2017 to 2018. Resources on kidney failure and end stage renal disease (ESRD) also linked
Find out about ART clinics (Assisted Reproductive Technology) in the US and Puerto Rico, in this 588-page report 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 463 fertility clinics reporting 2016 data. Nationally, for women under age 35, 45.7% of fresh embryo transfers from fresh nondonor eggs resulted in live births, with 49.4% of frozen embryos from nondonor eggs resulting in live births. Success rates decline with age of woman. With the less common donor eggs, about 56% of frozen embryo transfers resulted in pregnancies, with nearly 45% of transfers resulting in live births. In evaluating fertility clinics, consumers can see how large or small the reproductive program is in any state. Pub. Oct. 2018
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 2019
Laboratories approved for certain specialty testing in New York are listed here by category of testing. Examples include Andrology (fertility assessment e.g. sperm count), Blood transfusion testing, Cellular Immunology, Endocrinology (e.g. thyroid function tests, TSH), Virology, Genetic testing, Toxicology labs, Trace Element labs, Transplant monitoring; many more. Nearly 100 labs overall
Find an accredited Sleep Center that is also a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). SleepEducation.org
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
Facility Inspection Reports trhough 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
This article provides 20 questions women (and men) can ask a fertility clinic or specialist before selecting help in getting pregnant. In 2016, there were 463 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.
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.
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