Patient Care Facility Accreditation Guide

October 2023


Accreditation Fees

Current accreditation fees may be found by visiting the Patient Care Accreditation section of the ABC website. All accreditation fees are non-negotiable and non-refundable.

Accreditation fees are set by the ABC Board of Directors. ABC reserves the right to adjust accreditation fees and establish the effective date of change. ABC also reserves the right to adjust accreditation fees based on new or validated information obtained during the survey process, which may affect the type of survey, the type of accreditation awarded and/or the number of survey days required. Final accreditation determination is contingent upon receipt of all fees.

Application Fees

The accreditation application can be accessed by logging into your facility’s account on the ABC website, Application payment for all programs and primary and, if applicable, affiliate and/or warehouse/administrative locations must be provided in order to submit your application to ABC. Additional fees are required for any accreditation program that is added to your main accreditation. Full payment must be submitted with your application. Your facility will only be added to the survey queue if your application is complete and fees are received in full. The fees associated with the application encompass application processing and the onsite survey. We do not charge fees for any travel expenses incurred by surveyors.

Annual Fees

All accredited facilities are assessed annual fees. Notifications are emailed in September and mailed in October of each year. Your annual fees are due on December 1st. Your current accreditation status is dependent on the timely receipt of these fees. Failure to submit annual fees may incur any or all of the following:

  • Removal from ABC’s weekly Medicare report
  • Removal from ABC’s Directory
  • Inability to verify your facility’s accreditation with all third-party payers
  • Revocation of facility accreditation

Certificate Reprint Fees

If you wish to obtain an additional accreditation certificate, you must login to the facility’s MYABC account to submit request and pay the associated fee. Your facility must be in good standing in order to process your request.