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Advanced Certification in Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

Certification Contact Directory

Jean Range
Executive Director, Certification
630-792-5256

Michele Sacco
Executive Director, Palliative Care & Health Care Staffing
630-792-5285

M.J. Hampel
Director
630-792-5720

David Eickemeyer
Associate Director
630-792-5697

Caroline Isbey
Associate Director
630-792-5279

Kelly Quigley
Associate Director
630-792-5124

Bridget Chambers
Associate Marketing Manager
630-792-5061

Francine Topps
Business Development Specialist
630-792-5058

Kristine Stejskal
Business Development Coordinator
630-792-5291

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What areas will the standards address?

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  • Delivering or facilitating clinical care

  • Performance measurement

  • Supporting self-management

  • Program management

  • Clinical information management

In 2003, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will provide coverage for this procedure for certain Medicare beneficiaries, and called on private accreditors such as The Joint Commission to develop standards for lung volume reduction surgery.  CMS has reported that hospitals will need to be evaluated in order to receive federal reimbursement.

For further information about this program, e-mail hampel@jointcommisssion.org.

 

Who will be eligible for this certification?

Hospitals performing this procedure will be eligible for the award of certification of distinction. 


How long will the certification be valid?

The certification will be valid for two years.  There will be a performance measurement requirement on the one year anniversary of the certification.

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