The AACI evaluates and reviews complaints, concerns, and inquiries related to accredited health care organizations, as received from a variety of sources.
These complaints may be submitted by patients, families, and healthcare practitioners, by governmental agencies, or through information from the media. The term complaint, therefore, covers a broad spectrum of information received by AACI.
Appeals received by AACI shall be:
- Registered in a log to record the progress to completion;
- Acknowledged by AACI without undue delay; and,
- Reviewed and answered. The appeal is not bound to a particular form or content.
However, the appeal shall be submitted in writing stating the basis of the appeal and the relief being requested.