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Resources for Achieving Behavioral Health Accreditation

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Resources for Achieving Behavioral Health Accreditation - Come Visit Us! List of conferences we will be attending in the next few months has been posted.

01/30/2014
Topics Library

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

01/28/2014
Blog

New Survey Activity Guide eliminates mystery for ambulatory, OBS customers

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If you’ve ever tried to build a LEGO® model or whip up a crème brulee without directions or a recipe, you will definitely appreciate The Joint Commission’s new Survey Activity Guide for ambulatory care and office-based surgery (OBS) customers.

Related Items: Ambulatory , Ambulatory Advisor

01/28/2014
News

2013 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced

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The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF) announce the 2013 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards.

Related Items: News Releases , Eisenberg Award , Patient Safety

01/27/2014
Standards FAQ

Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing Personnel - Primary Source Verification

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Q. What is primary source verification and is it required for laboratory and point-of-care testing personnel?

01/24/2014
01/24/2014
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Candidate Systems List

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Candidate Systems List

Related Items: ORYX , Performance Measurement , Performance Measurement Systems

01/24/2014
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Facts about scoring and certification decisions

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The scoring and decision process is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements regarding their relationship to the quality and safety of patient care.

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

01/23/2014
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Prepublication Standards - Requirements for Memory Care Certification, the Second Certification Option for Nursing Care Centers

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As announced in the January 2014 issue of Perspectives (pages 8–13), The Joint Commission will implement new memory care accreditation requirements for nursing care centers effective July 1, 2014.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Nursing Care Center , Standards , Certification

01/23/2014
Topics Library

Chest Pain Certification Fees

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Certification for Chest Pain is on a two-year cycle. The certification fee consists of two parts: an on-site fee, which is assessed following the on-site review, and an annual subscription fee, which is billed each January.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Fees , Certification , Chest Pain

01/23/2014
Topics Library

Eligibility for Chest Pain Certification

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Unique Details Chest Pain Certification.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Certification , Eligibility , Chest Pain

01/23/2014
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Chest Pain Certification Process

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Chest pain programs that successfully demonstrate compliance in all three areas are awarded certification for a two-year period.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Certification , Chest Pain

01/23/2014
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Critical Access Hospital Accreditation

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New AHA Physician Leadership Education Report.

01/22/2014
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AHA Physician Leadership Education Report

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The "Physician Leadership Education" white paper, published by the American Hospital Association's Physician Leadership Forum (PLF), examines how hospitals and health systems can develop effective physician leaders to build a more accountable and efficient health delivery system.

Related Items: Physician , White Paper , Physician Leaders , Physician Leadership , American Hospital Association

01/22/2014
Blog

Ace your hospital survey by focusing on EC and LS

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Among the questions I get asked the most about survey preparation is ‘how can our hospital avoid getting requirements for improvement (RFIs)?’ The answer: take a good look at your environment of care and life safety areas.

Related Items: Life Safety Code , Blog , Environment of Care

01/22/2014
Topics Library

Pricing Worksheet - Behavioral Health Care - 2014

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Worksheet for estimating behavioral health accreditation fees. For any questions, please contact Peggy Lavin at 630-792-5411.

Related Items: Annual Fee , Behavioral Health Care , Cost , Fees , On-site survey fee , Pricing

01/21/2014
Topics Library

Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by State

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Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by HRSA Regionall Division (Formerly Field Offices)

Related Items: BPHC-supported , Community Health Center , Federally Qualified Health Center , FQHC , Health Center , BPHC Accredited Centers

01/21/2014
Topics Library

Facts about the Tracer Methodology

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The Joint Commission’s on-site survey process includes tracer methodology.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , Tracer Methodology

01/17/2014
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Prepublication Standards – Revised Home Health Requirements

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In spring 2013, The Joint Commission applied to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for deeming authority for accredited home care organizations. In response to CMS’s fall 2013 review of its application, The Joint Commission revised several standards and elements of performance (EPs).

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , CMS , Home Care , Home Health

01/17/2014
Standards FAQ

Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing Personnel - Evidence of Qualifications

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Q. For personnel performing laboratory or point-of-care testing, what is required for evidence of their qualifications?

01/17/2014
Topics Library

Prepublication Standards - Revisions to Ventricular Assist Device Destination Therapy Requirements

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In late fall, The Joint Commission announced revisions to requirements for the disease-specific care (DSC) advanced certification program for Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) for Destination Therapy (the prepublication report was issued on September 23, 2013).

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Ventricular Assist Device

01/17/2014
Topics Library

Facts about the Universal Protocol

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The Joint Commission Board of Commissioners originally approved the Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure and Wrong Person Surgery™ in July 2003, and it became effective July 1, 2004 for all accredited hospitals, ambulatory care and office-based surgery facilities.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Universal Protocol , Patient Safety Fact Sheets , Wrong Site Surgery

01/17/2014
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Prepublication Standards - Revisions to Opioid Treatment Program Requirements

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The Joint Commission has been involved in a re-approval process with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the Behavioral Health Care Opioid Treatment Program (OTP).

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Behavioral Health Care , Opioids

01/16/2014
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Facts about Joint Commission Resources

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Joint Commission Resources is a global, knowledge-based organization that provides innovative solutions designed to help health care organizations improve patient safety and quality.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Joint Commission Resources , Corporate Fact Sheets

01/16/2014
Blog

Physicians can have a say in standards development

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New and revised standards undergo an extensive vetting process that can take one year or more to complete. During this time, there are opportunities for physicians and others to voice their opinions about the proposed standards.

Related Items: Physician , Blog , Standards

01/15/2014

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