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CMS Renews Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation Deeming Authority

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he Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it has renewed the approval of The Joint Commission’s deeming authority for the accreditation of hospitals that want to participate in the Medicare program. The continued recognition was awarded for a six-year period effective July 15, 2014, through July 15, 2020.

Related Items: Deemed Status , News Releases , CMS

07/01/2014
Blog

Thinking ahead

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It’s amazing how if you just book the trip, you bend life to make the trip happen. So, when I mention that the annual JCR Ambulatory Care Conference is coming up in November, and that these three days can give you the knowledge and connections to set yourself apart in your organization, what do you think you should do? Hint: “Wait until October” is not the right answer.

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

07/01/2014
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2014 Survey Activity Guide

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The Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations mid-year release contains minimal changes. This release is primarily focused on revisions related to the discontinued Priority Focus Process reports and use of the related Priority Focus Areas and Clinical/Service Groups categories.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Survey Activity Guide

07/01/2014
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2014 Survey Activity Guide for Ambulatory Health Care Organizations

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The Survey Activity Guide for Ambulatory Health Care Organizations mid-year release contains minimal changes. This release is primarily focused on revisions related to the discontinued Priority Focus Process report and use of the related Priority Focus Areas and Clinical/Service Groups categories.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Survey Activity Guide

07/01/2014
Topics Library

Non-Core Systems List

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Non-Core Systems List

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Performance Measurement Systems

07/01/2014
Topics Library

Facts about the Official “Do Not Use” List of Abbreviations

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In 2001, The Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert on the subject of medical abbreviations, and just one year later, its Board of Commissioners approved a National Patient Safety Goal...

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Patient Safety , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

06/27/2014
Blog

Video is worth 1,000 words

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It’s one thing to say the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare is a collaborative effort. It’s another thing to actually see collaboration in action. Earlier this month, we proudly released a video that describes how the Center works to solve health care’s most critical safety and quality problems, and the important role that the Center’s Leadership Advisory Council has in this work.

Related Items: Blog , Center for Transforming Healthcare

06/25/2014
Topics Library

Life Safety Code Information & Resources

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Life Safety Code® is a registered trademark of the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA.

Related Items: Life Safety Code

06/24/2014
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Children's Asthma Care

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Three Children's Asthma Care measures were introduced for implementation effective April 1, 2007. Data collection for the measure set began with April 2007 discharges. CAC-3 was initially implemented as a test measure pending National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsement.

Related Items: Hospital , Performance Measurement , Core Measure Set , Transitions of Care and Performance Measurement

06/24/2014
Blog

So you’re about to have a Joint Commission survey … and you have no idea if you’re ready.

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So you’re about to have a Joint Commission survey … and you have no idea if you’re ready. Hear from two ambulatory care account executives who can assist you with your pre-survey questions.

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

06/24/2014
Standards FAQ

Primary Care Medical Home

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The Joint Commission recently approved several revisions to the PCMH requirements applicable to ambulatory care organizations. Some of the revisions pertain to the participation of physicians in team-based care by requiring that a physician always be available to be part of the interdisciplinary team when a physician’s involvement is required to meet the needs of individual patients. It is expected that health care providers work collaboratively together to meet the needs of the patient. The Joint Commission has received several questions about these standards changes and the following FAQs were developed to address them:

Related Items: Leadership , Primary Care Medical Home , Care Treatment and Services

06/23/2014
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Surgical Care Improvement Project

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The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) is a national quality partnership of organizations interested in improving surgical care by significantly reducing surgical complications. SCIP Partners include the Steering Committee of 10 national organizations who have pledged their commitment. . .

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Core Measure Set , Health Care-Associated Infections

06/23/2014
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Why Choose Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

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Now, with the Guidance of the Brain Attack Coalition, The Joint Commission has developed an Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers; those hospitals that have specific abilities to receive and treat the most complex stroke cases.

Related Items: Benefits of Certification , Comprehensive Stroke Center

06/20/2014
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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. In response to CMS’s review of its application, The Joint Commission developed and revised several elements of performance.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , CMS , Critical Access Hospital , Deemed Status , Hospital

06/20/2014
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New for Critical Access Hospitals: Waived Testing Requirements

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The Joint Commission recently approved new waived testing requirements for Critical Access Hospitals, effective January 1, 2015. The Joint Commission determined that because critical access hospitals provide similar services to those of small rural hospitals, critical access hospitals should have...

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Critical Access Hospital , Waived Testing

06/20/2014
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Revisions to NPSG.15.02.01 on Home Oxygen Use

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The Joint Commission recently approved modifications to National Patient Safety Goal NPSG.15.02.01 on risks associated with home oxygen use for accredited home care organizations. These modifications enhance the Goal’s focus on patient safety and clarify specific requirements.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Home Care , National Patient Safety Goals

06/20/2014
Topics Library

Prepublication Standards - Revisions to Human Resources Chapter for Behavioral Health Care

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As announced in the July 2014 issue of Perspectives, The Joint Commission recently completed revisions to the Human Resources (HR) chapter of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care (CAMBHC), effective January 1, 2015.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Behavioral Health Care

06/20/2014
Topics Library

2014 Disease-Specific Care Review Process Guide

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The 2014 Disease Specific Care Review Process Guide for organizations.

Related Items: Becoming Certified , Certification Process , Disease-Specific Care , Resource

06/19/2014
Topics Library

"Accreditation Tips and Topics" - BHC Emails

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Accreditation Tips and Topics is a monthly email of helpful tips and topics for organizations in the process of achieving Behavioral Health accreditation.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care

06/18/2014
Blog

The Integration of Mental Health and Medical Care – The Future

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Two forces are fueling national changes to the practice of psychiatry – and potentially bringing psychiatric and mental health care services with medical care together.

Related Items: Blog , Physician

06/18/2014
Blog

Two ambulatory blogs merge to improve ease, consistency

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In this time of mergers and acquisitions, it shouldn’t be surprising that The Joint Commission’s two crackerjack ambulatory blogs are merging into one seamless communication vehicle for our customers.

Related Items: Ambulatory Advisor , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

06/17/2014
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Audio/Visual Files for Jun 11 webinar: Strategies to address HR/Staffing challenges

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Webinar for behavioral health organizations about addressing HR/staffing challenges, including using accreditation as a framework for success.

Related Items: Previous Webinar

06/17/2014
Topics Library

Meet the members of our Home Care Advisory Council

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Representatives of accredited home care organizations who provide advice.

Related Items: Home Care

06/17/2014
News

The Joint Commission Alerts Health Care Industry to Prevalence of Unsafe Injection Practices

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The Joint Commission alerts health care industry to prevalence of unsafe injection practices.

Related Items: News Releases , Sentinel Event

06/16/2014

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