AASM Accreditation for Out of Center Sleep Testing in Adult Patients is granted to AASM accredited sleep facilities that illustrate compliance with all of the AASM Standards for Out of Center Sleep Testing in Adult Patients. This process includes the completion of an accreditation application and supporting documentation, a site visit, approval and reaccreditation.
View Guidelines for Out of Center Sleep Testing Accreditation
Completed applications are sent to the national office for review. If the application indicates substantial compliance with the current Standards, the sleep service entity will be approved for a site visit; in some cases, additional information may be requested prior to site visit scheduling. Site visitors are qualified sleep professionals specially trained in OCST accreditation. The site visit generally begins at 8am and can be four or more hours in length depending on complexity.
Following the site visit, the site visitor submits a report of compliance and non-compliance with the AASM Standards for Out of Center Sleep Testing in Adult Patients. The AASM Board of Directors is responsible for granting accreditation based on the recommendation of this site visitor and the Accreditation Committee. The sleep service entity will receive notice of accreditation status from the Board of Directors.
The AASM has received questions requesting clarification of the fee structure for the Out of Center Sleep Testing Accreditation program. The below information provides more details about the fee structure for both centers that are accredited by the AASM currently as well as sleep service entities pursuing accreditation as a provider of out of sleep center testing.
Sleep centers accredited by the AASM currently and interested in adding AASM Out of Center Sleep Testing Accreditation
Questions about the Out of Center Sleep Testing Accreditation program can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.