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Argus Dental & Vision Awarded Groundbreaking, Distinguished Accreditations

by Lauren Oakley | Sep 07, 2016
Argus Dental & Vision the first benefits organization in the country awarded dental and vision plan accreditations from the AAAHC

TAMPA, Fla.--()--Argus Dental & Vision, Inc. has received prestigious health plan accreditations by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) for its dental and vision lines of business. The Argus Vision Plan has earned its first full accreditation by the AAAHC, and the Argus Dental Plan has received its full reaccreditation. The new and renewed accreditations reinforce Argus Dental & Vision as a distinguished benefits organization dedicated to delivering the highest standards in service excellence.

AAAHC accreditation is reserved for organizations that demonstrate substantial compliance with the AAAHC’s nationally-recognized core standards and accreditation policies. The process involved a rigorous on-site audit by professional AAAHC surveyors, provider site visits, interviews with executive leadership staff, and a detailed examination of Argus’ Member Rights, Governance, Administration, Provider Relations, Credentialing, Case Management, Quality Improvement, Risk Management, Clinical Records, Health Education, Dental Services, and Vision Services.

Meena Desai, MD, AAAHC Board Chair stated: “AAAHC accreditation is a significant achievement. Granting accreditation reflects confidence, based on evidence from this recent survey, that you meet AAAHC Standards and will continue to demonstrate the attributes of an accreditable organization.”

Argus Dental & Vision was the first dental plan in the United States to be accredited for quality care by the AAAHC and is now the first vision plan to be accredited by the AAAHC. “The dedication of our executive team is to be commended. Our accreditation scores designated Argus Dental & Vision as ‘Substantially Compliant’ in many categories. This newest milestone, becoming the first and only dental & vision benefits organization in the country to earn AAAHC accredited for both dental and vision, was achieved through diligence and hard work. We endeavor daily to earn the trust and confidence of our customers and it is nice when we can formally recognize our results with such a prestigious designation,” said Dr. Nicholas M. Kavouklis, Chief Executive Officer, Argus Dental & Vision.

About Argus Dental & Vision, Inc.

Founded in 2007 by a Florida dentist and licensed through the Florida Department of Insurance, Argus provides administration of dental and vision benefits that offer value and quality. Argus maintains three licensures as a Pre-paid Health Plan, a Discount Medical Plan and as a Third Party Administrator in twenty-five states across the country. Argus is the first dental plan organization in the United States to earn accreditation for quality care for both vision and dental by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Argus provides fully-delegated services for Medicare and Medicaid HMO partners, commercial accounts and government agencies such as Florida Healthy Kids Corporation. Collaborations between consumers, providers and insurance agents has enabled Argus to customize flexible and affordable benefit plans to meet the specific needs of individuals, families, employer groups and associations with current Argus policy holders surpassing 680,000. Visit for more information.


The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1979. They are the leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care, and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education, and research. A certificate of accreditation is awarded to organizations that are found to be in compliance with AAAHC Standards.


Argus Dental & Vision, Inc.
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