TakeCare earns national AAAHC accreditation 

Arvin Lojo, TakeCare health plan administrator, Rose Grino, RN, FHP Health Center health delivery administrator, and Lucio Almira, TakeCare comptroller and corporate administrator, prepare to display the certificate of national accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care at the TakeCare office in Tamuning.

TakeCare Insurance Company, Inc. recently received notice of its renewal of compliance to the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (“AAAHC”) accreditation standards.

The AAAHC health plan accreditation program is recognized by many state and federal regulators and healthcare oversight divisions as meeting stringent operational and program requirements in such areas as quality and risk management, member rights and utilization management, patient safety, network adequacy and provider credentialing.

“AAAHC is the gold standard in healthcare accreditation,” said Arvin Lojo, TakeCare health plan administrator.  “AAAHC examines how we do business and compares us to the best of mainland healthcare carriers using their accreditation standards.”

For three days, auditors from AAAHC examined TakeCare’s procedures and operations covering 10 subject areas: member rights, responsibilities and protections; governance, administration, provider network credentialing, network adequacy, case management and care coordination; health education & wellness promotion; clinical records and health information; environment of care safety, and quality improvement program.

TakeCare first received a three-year accreditation in 2016.  Its 2019 accreditation renewal is through 2022.