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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Joint Commission Resources Announces 2014 Conferences and Seminars

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Joint Commission Resources (JCR), a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, today announced its list of 2014 conferences and seminars. The learning events cover a wide variety of Joint Commission accreditation and certification programs including Hospital, Ambulatory Healthcare, Behavioral Healthcare, Home Care, and Disease-Specific Care Certification.

Related Items: Joint Commission Resources , News Releases

01/14/2014
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Facts about The Joint Commission

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Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 healthcare 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 healthcare.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , About The Joint Commission , Joint Commission Resources , Center for Transforming Healthcare , Corporate Fact Sheets

01/14/2014
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Revised diagnostic imaging standards a team effort

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New and revised requirements for diagnostic imaging services will take effect July 1, 2014, for all Joint Commission acredited ambulatory care organizations, hospitals and critical access hospitals that provide these services.

Related Items: Ambulatory , Ambulatory Advisor

01/14/2014
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Facts about the Public Information Policy

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The Public Information Policy applies to all organizations that have an accreditation history with The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Quality Check , About The Joint Commission , Quality Report , Corporate Fact Sheets

01/14/2014
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Delivering on our promise

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the long-anticipated proposed rule with emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare providers and suppliers on Dec. 27, 2013.This proposed rule covers 17 provider and supplier types, including hospices and home-health agencies, and outlines requirements that are already familiar to all Joint Commission-accredited organizations.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

01/13/2014
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Facts about the Patient Safety Advisory Group

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In April 2002, The Joint Commission appointed a panel of widely recognized patient safety experts to advise it on the development of Sentinel Event Alert, The Joint Commission’s patient safety newsletter. At that time, the panel was named the Sentinel Event Advisory Group.

Related Items: National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Sentinel Event Alert , Patient Safety Fact Sheets , Advisory Group Fact Sheets

01/10/2014
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Physician Leader Monthly - January 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physicians.

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01/10/2014
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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

01/09/2014
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Best of the Blogs for 2013

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After the year’s end is a good time to reflect on our ambulatory ‘musings’ for 2013. Let’s draw your attention to some of the highlights of 2013 ambulatory care blog postings.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care

01/09/2014

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