The AASM has made a minor update to the Standards for Accreditation to clarify that only diagnoses based upon the interpretation of a sleep study must be reviewed by an individual who is board-certified in sleep medicine (Standard F-8 of the Standards for Accreditation and Standard F-2 of the Independent Sleep Practice Standards for Accreditation).

More substantial updates previously announced in 2016 emphasized safety, patient-centered care and long-term disease management. By July 1, 2017, all AASM-accredited facilities must show compliance with the updated 2016 standards by completing a reaccreditation application (if applicable) or submitting a signed attestation.

2016 AASM Standards for Accreditation Attestation