Each year the Commission on Approval of Teams reviews applications from one region. Teams that apply outside of their region and teams that were denied approval may apply during the current cycle. Teams that are approved off cycle will be required to reapply when their region is up for review – which could be in fewer than 5 years.
There is a non-refundable initial application fee of US$250.00. If a team is approved, this fee will count as the team’s first year listing fee. There is an annual listing fee of US$175.00 – pay your listing fee online.
Applications containing Protected Health Information may be charged a US$125.00 penalty fee. Please see the below question for details.
For HIPAA compliance purposes, in a process HIPAA calls de-identification, applying teams are required remove all patient identifying information before submitting an application. Identifying information for patients, relatives, and household members includes, but is not limited to the following:
Geographic subdivisions smaller than a state (city, school, mailing address, etc)
Telephone and Fax numbers
All birth dates, death dates, admission dates, and discharge dates. The year should remain unredacted.
Full face photographs
Social security numbers
Medical record numbers
Any other unique numbers, codes, or characteristics that can be linked to an individual
Applications containing any patient identifying information will not be reviewed and will be returned for redactions. If an application is returned a second time, an additional US$125.00 fee will be due upon resubmission.