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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions for the ASC Deemed Program

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In 2014, The Joint Commission applied to CMS for deeming authority for accredited ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). In response to CMS’s review of its application, The Joint Commission revised several standards and elements of performance (EPs) for the Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Ambulatory Health Care

08/21/2014
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Sentinel Event Alert 53: Managing risk during transition to new ISO tubing connector standards

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Tubing misconnections continue to cause severe patient injury and death, since tubes with different functions can easily be connected using luer connectors, or connections can be “rigged” (constructed) using adapters, tubing or catheters.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Sentinel Event , Sentinel Event Alert

08/20/2014
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Top Eight Best Practices for Urgent Care Centers

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Improving the Quality of Care and Communication During Patient Transitions. See the Top Eight Best Practices for Urgent Care Centers.

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

08/19/2014
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The people behind the scenes: Chad Larson

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Often, it’s easier to work with someone when you have a face to go with a name. Yet, with so much of our day-to-day contact with others being over the phone or via email, faces are in short supply. I want to change that. From time to time I’m going to interview new members of our team so you can better know them and how they can help you -- our ambulatory customers.

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

08/13/2014
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Walks on the Beach and White Papers: Illustrating the Role of Urgent Care Centers

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Discover insights regarding Urgent Care providers and their positive impact on high-quality patient care.

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

08/06/2014
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Facts about federal deemed status and state recognition

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In order for a health care organization to participate in and receive payment from the Medicare or Medicaid programs, it must meet the eligibility requirements for program participation, which are set forth in federal regulations.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , CMS , Critical Access Hospital , Deemed Status , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program

08/01/2014
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Deemed Status for ASCs

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The Joint Commission is designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an approved accreditor for ASCs seeking Medicare initial certification.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , CMS Reimbursement , Deemed Status , Toolkit for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

07/31/2014
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Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview

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2014 Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview provides a snapshot of The Joint Commission accreditation process for ambulatory care settings. Learn about survey process, standards, invaluable resources and more!

Related Items: Accreditation Process , Ambulatory Health Care

07/31/2014
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Facts about Primary Care Medical Home Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification focuses on care coordination, access to care, and how effectively a primary care clinician and interdisciplinary team work in partnership with the patient (and when applicable, their family).

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home , Certification Fact Sheets , Certification Program

07/25/2014
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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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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 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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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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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.

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07/08/2014
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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 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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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
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Speak Up: Anesthesia and Sedation

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New Speak Up infographic that includes a description of types of anesthesia, information to tell your doctor, and precautions you should take before and after receiving anesthesia or sedation.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Speak Up , Palliative Care , Anesthesia , Sedation , Speak Up Infographic , Infographic

06/06/2014
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Joint Commission Primary Care Medical Home Self-Assessment Tool

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For organizations that want to elect the Joint Commissions Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification option, this self-assessment tool can be used to determine to what extent the PCMH requirements are being met.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home

05/15/2014
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Most Challenging Primary Care Medical Home Requirements

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Most Challenging Primary Care Medical Home Requirements in 2013.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home , Most Challenging Standards

05/12/2014
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Appreciating nurses 365 days a year, not just during Nurses’ Week

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The Joint Commission strongly believes that nurses play a pivotal role in the delivery of high-quality, high-reliability health care.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Nursing , Palliative Care , Nurse , Nurses' Week

05/07/2014
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Enterprise Champion for Quality Publicity Kit

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Publicity Kit for the Enterprise Champion for Quality Award Winners.

Related Items: Home Care , Enterprise Champion for Quality , Franchisor Recognition , Ambulatory Health Care

04/30/2014
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We are listening…Make the Customer Value Assessment Work for You!

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Tell us what you expect from your survey. Help The Joint Commission improve its survey process and make the Customer Value Assessment work for you.

Related Items: Ambulatory Blog , Ambulatory Health Care

04/29/2014

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