Visit the team approval timeline and the ACPA Team Approval Procedures Manual for information and for application instructions.

There is a non-refundable initial application fee of US$260.00 in 2019. If a team is approved, this fee will count as the team’s first year listing fee. The 2020 annual listing fee is US$180.00.  Team fees cover the administration of the ACPA Team Approval program.

HIPAA Compliance

Please note that HIPAA requires applying teams to remove all patient identifying information from the application, a process HIPAA calls de-identification.   Identifying information for patients, relatives, and household members includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Names
  • Geographic subdivisions smaller than a state (city, school, mailing address, etc)
  • Telephone and Fax numbers
  • Email addresses
  • All birth dates, death dates, admission dates, and discharge dates. The year should remain unredacted.
  • Full face photographs
  • Social security numbers
  • Medical record numbers
  • Account numbers
  • Any other unique numbers, codes, or characteristics that can be linked to an individual

Applications containing any patient identifying information will be returned for redactions.  If an application is returned a second time, an additional US$125.00 fee will be due upon re-submission.

Please refer to the ACPA Team Approval FAQ for more information.

Team Approval Webinar

View the free team approval process webinar for an overview of the 2019 application for ACPA Team Approval. The session includes tips for preparing and completing the application.