4 RHC Survey Requirement The rural health clinic survey is a key component of the RHC certification process for Medicare and Medicaid. RHC certification can be obtained through the state agency, or through accreditation organization with deemed status for Medicare, such as the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) or The Compliance Team. An on-site inspection is performed as part of the initial RHC certification process. Periodic re-inspections are performed thereafter.
17 RHC Survey Discussion Participants are asked to share their experience with a recent RHC survey. Facility name, location, and number of providers. How long has the location been a certified RHC. When was the survey completed? Was the recent survey an initial or a re-certification? Who did the survey (state agency or deemed accreditation organization)? How long did the survey last? How many surveyors participated in the survey? What did you learn?