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Primary Care Medical Home Certification: The Three-Year Mark

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Marking three years since its launch, the Ambulatory Care Program makes great strides in Primary Care Medical Home Certification.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Advisor , Primary Care Medical Home , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

07/22/2014
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Articles, Case Studies, Publications

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NEW articles on High Reliability added March 2013

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07/22/2014
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R3 Report Issue 6: Memory care accreditation requirements for nursing care centers

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The aim of the new memory care requirements for nursing care centers is to enable residents with memory-impacting conditions to remain engaged in their environment at the level of their cognitive ability and to function at the highest level possible for as long as possible.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , R3 Report (Newsletter) , Memory Care

07/22/2014
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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The Joint Commission has revised its requirements for critical access hospitals (CAHs) in response to recent changes in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for CAHs.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Critical Access Hospital

07/22/2014
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions for the ASC Deemed Program

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently changed its Conditions for Coverage (CfC) for ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs).

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Ambulatory Health Care

07/22/2014
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Facts about the Cooperative Accreditation Initiative

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The Joint Commission launched the Cooperative Accreditation Initiative in 1995 to reduce the cost and duplication of survey and inspection activity experienced by hospitals and other health care organizations.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Accreditation

07/18/2014
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Facts about scoring and the certification decision

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The scoring and decision process for certification is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements related to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Certification , Palliative Care , Certification Fact Sheets

07/18/2014
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Physician Leader Monthly - July 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Items: Physician , Physician Leader Monthly , Chief Medical Officer

07/18/2014
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Facts about patient-centered communications

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Effective communication is critical to the successful delivery of health care services. The Joint Commission supports a number of efforts to improve communication between health care professionals and patients. It’s been estimated that there are more than 300 languages spoken in the United States...

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Health Literacy , Hospital, Language, & Culture , Patient Safety , Speak Up , Patient Safety Fact Sheets , Patient-centered communications

07/17/2014
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Facts about Joint Commission Accreditation and Certification

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Today, more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States have been certified or accredited by The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , About The Joint Commission , Accreditation , Certification

07/16/2014
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A Sunny Response to the CMO Academy Launch

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When the people of Seattle get behind something, they really get behind it. Just look at Starbucks, grunge music or how they embrace the rain. The fans of the Seattle Seahawks even once got so loud during a game that the vibrations registered as an earthquake. This past weekend, we made plenty of waves in our own right.

Related Items: Blog , Physician

07/16/2014
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Facts about The Joint Commission

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Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care

Related Items: Fact Sheets , About The Joint Commission , Corporate Fact Sheets

07/16/2014
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Facts about the National Patient Safety Goals

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In 2002, The Joint Commission established its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program; the first set of NPSGs was effective January 1, 2003. The NPSGs were established to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regard to patient safety.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , CAUTI , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

07/15/2014
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Facts about Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers

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In September 2012, The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association launched Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers (CSCs).

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Stroke , Certification Fact Sheets , Certification Program

07/15/2014
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Putting PFIs in the Palm of Your Hand

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Think back to the last time you held a $100 bill in your hands. It was quite a bit different than just seeing you have $100 in your bank account on a computer screen, wasn’t it? Basically, it prompted different actions, and that’s exactly what the recent changes to Plans for Improvement (PFIs) were meant to do.

Related Items: Ambulatory Advisor , Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

07/15/2014
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Audio/Visual Files for July 9 webinar: An Orientation to the Accreditation Requirements

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Webinar featuring an overview of the standards and review of frequently cited accreditation requirements.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

07/11/2014
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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

07/11/2014
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ORYX® Risk Adjustment Guide

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The ORYX Risk Adjustment Guide provides ORYX vendors an understanding of how to implement The Joint Commission's risk models for core paper-based measure data. This guide is written by and the data files provided by the Joint Commission's statistical unit.

Related Items: Hospital , ORYX , Performance Measurement , Core Measures

07/10/2014
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So You’re About to Have a Survey … Part II

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Are you ready for your survey? Hear again from two of our ambulatory care account executives with additional resources to help your survey preparation.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory Advisor , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

07/08/2014
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Facts about Memory Care accreditation requirements and optional Memory Care Certification for Nursing Care Centers

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On July 1, 2014, new Memory Care requirements became effective for the Nursing Care Center Accreditation program. In addition, The Joint Commission introduced a new, optional Memory Care Certification within its Nursing Care Center Accreditation program in July 2014.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Nursing Care Center , Nursing Home , Alzheimer's Disease , Memory Care

07/03/2014
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Joint Commission Expectations During IQCP Transition

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A revision announced in the March 2014 Perspectives to the “Quality System Assessment for Nonwaived Testing” (QSA) chapter of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing (CAMLAB) has been changed.

Related Items: Laboratory Accreditation Program , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

07/03/2014
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Comprehensive Stroke Center Case Volume Requirements

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At this time, The Joint Commission will continue to use the current 2013/2014 volume requirements for all new and existing CSC customers until further notice.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Comprehensive Stroke Center , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

07/03/2014
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Waived Testing Requirements for Critical Access Hospitals

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The Joint Commission recently approved new waived testing requirements for critical access hospitals. The new requirements—effective January 1, 2015—address policies, staff competency, quality control, and documenting test results.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Waived Test , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

07/03/2014
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Revised: “Human Resources” Chapter for Behavioral Health Care

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The Joint Commission recently completed revisions to the “Human Resources” (HR) chapter in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care (CAMBHC). The revisions, which are effective January 1,2015, are intended to assure that the requirements remain up-to-date and relevant.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

07/03/2014
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Revised Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Requirements to Align with CMS

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In fall 2013, The Joint Commission reapplied to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for deeming authority for accredited hospitals.

Related Items: CMS , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Patient Rights , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

07/03/2014

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