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Presentation from Ambulatory Care and Primary Care Medical Home Workshop

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Slide presentation file for the workshop: "Update and Overview Ambulatory Care Accreditation & Primary Care Medical Home Certification: Joint Commission Standards and Survey Process for Health Centers"

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home , BPHC Resources

04/14/2015
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Facts about Ambulatory Care Accreditation

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The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Care Accreditation program was established in 1975, and today more than 2,100 freestanding ambulatory care organizations are Joint Commission-accredited.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Advanced Imaging , Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation , Ambulatory Health Care , Diagnostic/Theraputic , Endoscopy , Imaging Centers , Medical/Dental , Office-Based Surgery , Sleep Centers , Urgent Care , Telehealth/NonSurgical , Telehealth/Surgical , Accreditation , Accreditation Program

03/19/2015
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Ambulatory Health Care - Kicking Off 40 Years

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Four decades of impoving patient care in Ambulatory care. 

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care

03/18/2015
Blog

Raising the Bar Just Got Easier

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Are you considering accreditation for your office-based surgery (OBS) practice? A recent revision to The Joint Commission’s eligibility criteria for OBS practices may make your quest more achievable.

Related Items: Office-Based Surgery Accreditation , Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory

03/17/2015
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Pricing Worksheet - Urgent Care

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Urgent Care Centers - Ambulatory Care 2015 Fees

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , Pricing Worksheet

03/05/2015
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Pricing Worksheet - Imaging Centers

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Imaging Centers - Ambulatory Health Care 2015 Fees

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , Pricing Worksheet , Toolkit for Ambulatory Imaging Centers

03/05/2015
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Pricing Worksheet - Medical/Dental

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Medical/Dental Practices and Centers - Ambulatory Care 2015 Fees

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , Medical/Dental , Pricing Worksheet , Toolkit for Ambulatory Care Accreditation

03/05/2015
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Pricing Worksheet - Surgery Centers/Deemed Status

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Ambulatory Surgery Center/Deemed Status Option - Ambulatory 2015 Fees

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , Pricing Worksheet , Toolkit for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

03/05/2015
Blog

The seminar not to miss

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Let me let you in on one seminar you should be sure to attend if your focus is on ambulatory patient safety and quality: the Joint Commission Resources Ambulatory Care Accreditation Essentials workshop April 16-17.

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care

03/05/2015
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Standards Applicability Grid for Dental Care Settings

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Elements of Performance (EPs) Applicable to the Dental Care Service in the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program for the July 2014 Standards Release.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Applicability Grid

02/25/2015
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Standards Applicability Grid for Convenient Care Settings

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Elements of Performance (EPs) Applicable to the Convenient Care Service in the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program for the July 2014 Standards Release.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Convenient Care , Applicability Grid

02/25/2015
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Facts about Office-Based Surgery Accreditation

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The Joint Commission introduced its Office-Based Surgery (OBS) Accreditation program in 2001. It serves as a quality oversight tool for smaller surgical practices.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Office-Based Surgery Accreditation , Accreditation Program

02/24/2015
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Request for Proposals-Transitions of Care for Venous Thromboembolism

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The Joint Commission, Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Independent Medical Education (IME) are collaborating to offer a new grant opportunity focused on transitions of care (TOC) for patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center

02/18/2015
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Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Unannounced Survey Process

02/17/2015
Blog

Setting strategic priorities for leaders

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Ambulatory Health Care System Accreditation: Setting strategic priorities for leaders

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care

02/17/2015
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CLABSI Toolkit and Monograph

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Access current information and find guidance on practices, as well as the most appropriate tools, resources, and education to assist your organization in reducing CLABSIs.

Related Items: CLABSI , Home Care , Disease-Specific Care , Toolkit , Nursing Care Center , Hospital , Infection Prevention and HAIs , Central line , Research Resources , Ambulatory Health Care , Infection Control

02/12/2015
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Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview

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2015 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

02/05/2015
Blog

Recognizing 40 years

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I’m fortunate enough to have been a part of three 40th celebrations.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

02/04/2015
Blog

Breaking down the new diagnostic imaging standards

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In case you missed it, the new and revised diagnostic imaging standards were released last week. These are the same standards that were supposed to go into effect July, 1, 2014. However, after getting some additional information, Joint Commission postponed the launch of the standards for providers of ambulatory and hospital imaging services. Basically, our customers shared valuable feedback, we listened, and we went back to do more research.

Related Items: Diagnostic Imaging Services , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

01/20/2015
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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

01/13/2015