In 2022 the AASM announced an accreditation program for practices outside the field of sleep medicine (e.g., cardiology practices) that manage patients who have a high risk of OSA. Participation in Specialty Practice Accreditation improves patient access to sleep apnea care by screening patients for sleep apnea and collaborating with an AASM-accredited sleep facility for in-lab testing, treatment and follow up care.
AASM congratulates NYU Langone Island Cardiac Specialists in Garden City, New York, and St. Francis Cardiology in Roslyn, New York, which earned specialty practice accreditation for providing collaborative care for OSA.
More information is available on the AASM website about the Specialty Practice Accreditation program, including the standards for accreditation. Questions about the program can be submitted to the AASM at firstname.lastname@example.org.