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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
Blog

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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Revisions to NPSG.15.02.01 on Home Oxygen Use

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The Joint Commission approved modifications to National Patient Safety Goal NPSG.15.02.01 on risks associated with home oxygen use for accredited home care organizations. Effective January 1, 2015, the modifications enhance the Goal’s focus on patient safety and clarify specific requirements.

Related Items: Home Care , NPSG , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

07/02/2014
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Post-Acute Care and Memory Care

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Joint Commission's Nursing Care Center accreditation program offers two certification options for organizations looking to further recognize their care competencies.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Certification Options , Memory Care , Post-Acute

07/02/2014
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Gina Zimmermann

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Gina Zimmermann is the executive director for Nursing Care Center Accreditation. In this role, she oversees the strategic direction and performance of the Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Staff Biographies

07/02/2014
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Overview Guide

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A snapshot of the accreditation & certification processes for nursing care centers covering fees, timelines, and resources.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center

07/02/2014
Blog

Don’t make me wait!

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People hate to wait. They don’t like waiting in line for their coffee. They don’t like waiting to find out the latest gossip. They don’t even like waiting for water to boil. Now imagine how much people hate to wait for something in which the time frame is critical – even potentially life threatening, if delayed. Unfortunately, it happens in health care far too often.

Related Items: Blog , Physician , Sentinel Event

07/02/2014
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Physician Leader Monthly - June 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

07/01/2014
07/01/2014
News

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
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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
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Non-Core Systems List

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Non-Core Systems List

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Performance Measurement Systems

07/01/2014
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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
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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
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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