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Prepublication Standards – Revisions to Deemed Program Requirements for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

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Revisions to Deemed Program Requirements for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals to align with changes made in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs).

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

03/27/2015
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Ambulatory Care - Recognizing 40 Years

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Ambulatory Care - Recognizing 40 Years. New Profile - 1987. New module- A look back

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care

03/27/2015
Blog

Recognition Patient's Choice Award

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As I thought more about ways of engaging staff in the hospital’s mission it occurred to me that I hadn’t often run across hospitals that offer recognition programs to physicians. Perhaps they should.

Related Items: Physician , Blog

03/25/2015
Standards FAQ

Installation of Call Buttons

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Q. What are the requirements for an emergency call button in a public accessible restroom?  Is the requirement different if used by patients only? Is the requirement different in occupancy compared to business occupancy?  

03/24/2015
Standards FAQ

Eyewashes - Frequency of Flushing

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Q: How often do eyewashes need to be inspected or flushed?  

03/24/2015
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Core Systems List (for Accreditation and Certification)

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Core Systems List - Updated March 2015

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Performance Measurement Systems

03/23/2015
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Ronald M. Wyatt, M.D., MHA

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Ronald M. Wyatt, M.D., is the medical director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission.

03/23/2015
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Ebola Preparedness Resources

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Ebola Preparedness Resources

Related Items: Ebola Preparedness

03/23/2015
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Facts about Laboratory Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has been evaluating and accrediting hospital laboratory services since 1979 and freestanding laboratories since 1995.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Lab Advantage , Laboratory Accreditation , Proficiency Testing , Accreditation Program

03/23/2015
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Electronic Patient Blood Management Performance Measures - Call for Public Comment

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The Joint Commission is seeking volunteers to comment on a new set of electronic Patient Blood Management Performance Measure (ePBM) profiles.

Related Items: Measure Development Initiatives , Measure

03/19/2015
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Facts about Ambulatory Care Accreditation

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The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Care Accreditation program was established in 1975, and today more than 2,100 freestanding ambulatory care organizations are Joint Commission-accredited.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Advanced Imaging , Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation , Ambulatory Health Care , Diagnostic/Theraputic , Endoscopy , Imaging Centers , Medical/Dental , Office-Based Surgery , Sleep Centers , Urgent Care , Telehealth/NonSurgical , Telehealth/Surgical , Accreditation , Accreditation Program

03/19/2015
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Ambulatory Health Care - Kicking Off 40 Years

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Four decades of impoving patient care in Ambulatory care. 

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care

03/18/2015
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Call for Nominations: Tobacco Treatment eCQM Task Force

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Nominations are being accepted through April 5, 2015, for the Tobacco Treatment eCOM Task Force. This group of health IT professionals will help guide the re-engineering of three tobacco treatment measures as electronic clinical quality measures.

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Health Information Technology

03/18/2015
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Ambulatory Health Care Advisory Council Members

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Listing of the members of the Medical/Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advisory Council and Surgical Advisory Council for the Ambulatory Health Care program.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation

03/17/2015
Blog

Raising the Bar Just Got Easier

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Are you considering accreditation for your office-based surgery (OBS) practice? A recent revision to The Joint Commission’s eligibility criteria for OBS practices may make your quest more achievable.

Related Items: Office-Based Surgery Accreditation , Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory

03/17/2015
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Facts about patient safety

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As part of its mission, The Joint Commission is committed to improving health care safety for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Sentinel Event , Speak Up , Universal Protocol , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

03/17/2015
Standards FAQ

Licensed Independent Practitioner Health Screening

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Q: Are non-employed physicians and other licensed independent practitioners included in the health requirements specified in IC.4.10 EPs 5, 6 & 7? Do we need to screen them for TB infection as well as immunity to other diseases?

03/16/2015
Standards FAQ

Time Periods for Completing the Credentialing Process

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Q: Must a specific timeframe be established for each step of the process for appointment, reappointment and initial, renewal, or revised clinical privileges?  

03/16/2015
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Prepublication Standards

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New Prepublication Standards are now available.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards

03/16/2015
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Prepublication Standards – Integrated Care Certification Program

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The Joint Commission recently approved a new, optional Integrated Care Certification Program.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Integrated Care Certification

03/16/2015
Standards FAQ

LPNs Performing Assessment

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Q: Can an LPN perform assessments?

03/16/2015
Standards FAQ

Restraint and Seclusion for Organizations that Do Not Use Joint Commission Accreditation for Deemed Status

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Q. There seems to be some confusion regarding where the Acute Medical and Surgical (Nonpsychiatric) Care restraint standards, and the Behavioral Health Care Restraint and Seclusion Standards apply in a hospital. What determines which set of standards would apply?

03/16/2015
Standards FAQ

Define Concentrated KCL

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Q:  What is considered "concentrated" in terms of potassium chloride? We have 100ml bags of potassium chloride in strengths of 20 and 40 mEq. The bag label states that it is concentrated. Must these be kept out of patient care areas?  What is considered concentrated in terms of sodium chloride?  

03/16/2015
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Facts about Behavioral Health Home Certification

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Behavioral Health Home Certification is an optional certification available to organizations accredited under The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program. The certification recognizes organizations and agencies that act as a health home for the individuals they serve.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Certification Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Home

03/13/2015
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Disease-Specific Care Certification

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New Event - March 31, 2015- Complimentary Webinar- Adv Certification Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals

Related Items: Measure Development Initiatives

03/13/2015
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