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Ambulatory Health Care/Ambulatory Health Care Updates

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Standards FAQ

Texting Orders

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Is it acceptable for physicians and licensed independent practitioners (and other practitioners allowed to write orders) to text orders for patients to the hospital or other healthcare setting?

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

04/22/2015
Blog

Gearing up for ASCA

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The last several years, ASCA has requested that a Joint Commission surveyor present a pre-meeting workshop on preparing for Joint Commission accreditation. This year, we’ll have ambulatory surveyors Susan Herrold and Pamela Roark present. Here’s what they have in store.

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care

04/16/2015
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Standards BoosterPaks™

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New Standards BoosterPaks™added - Home Oxygen Safety. Learn more about Joint Commission Standards BoosterPaks™.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Standards BoosterPak , Quality Improvement Tools , Behavioral Health Home

04/15/2015
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Presentation Slides: Preconference - 2014 Health Literacy Goals Made Simple

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Presentation slides from the 2014 Primary Care Medical Home Preconference - 2014 Health Literacy Goals Made Simple

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , PCMH Resources

04/14/2015
Topics Library

Presentation Slides: Preconference - 2014 Self-Management Goals Made Simple

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Presentation slides from the 2014 Primary Care Medical Home Preconference - Self-Management Goals Made Simple

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , PCMH Resources

04/14/2015
Topics Library

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
Topics Library

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
Videos

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
Topics Library

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
Topics Library

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
Topics Library

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
Topics Library

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
Topics Library

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
Topics Library

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