IAC is an acronym for the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, a non-profit group of medical professionals that is dedicated to improving healthcare through accreditation. So, what does it say about a facility if it obtains IAC accreditation?
An Intensive Evaluation
IAC accreditation is a voluntary program that enables a vascular facility, such as the Vein Clinic of Kansas City, to conduct a detailed self-evaluation using the IAC Standards and Guidelines for Vascular Testing Accreditation and complete an Online Application.
In order to complete the application, the facility must provide the IAC with detailed information on all aspects of its operation as well as submit actual case studies for review. The actual case studies are a critical component of obtaining IAC accreditation. They’re the basis for the IAC’s judgement about the quality of work that the facility does.
It’s an intensive review process that entails a thorough review by one’s peers, and only those who are confident in the quality of their vascular treatment protocol tend to apply for accreditation. If the IAC grants the facility accreditation, it’s equivalent to a mark of excellence and demonstrates a true commitment to providing quality care for its patients.
What it Means for You, the Patient
If you’re and see that a vascular facility has earned IAC accreditation, you can rest assured that you’ll receive the finest care available in the field. These are doctors who have undergone an extensive peer review and passed with flying colors!