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Ambulatory Care Eligibility Requirements

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Eligibility requirements for organizations surveyed under the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program. After a comprehensive review of survey eligibility criteria, these requirements were revised to ensure that the eligibility criteria are current, relevant, and appropriate for organizations.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Survey Preparation , Eligibility

01/12/2015
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Best Blogs of 2014

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The results are in! The Best Blogs of 2014 - Recognizing the most interesting topics to our ambulatory care community.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

01/07/2015
01/06/2015
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Medical Home News, December 2014: Catching Up With Lon Berkeley

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Medical Home News interviews Lon Berkeley, Project Director for Community Health Center Accreditation and Co-Project Lead for the Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home Initiative

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home

12/31/2014
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Giving a boost

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Joint Commission BoosterPaks provide no shortage of tools that can help an organization meet compliance in a multitude of settings. The release of the newest BoosterPak – “Credentialing and Privileging in the Non-Hospital Setting” – marks the first BoosterPak released that focuses solely on non-hospital settings.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , Standards BoosterPak , AMBUZZ

12/18/2014
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Made a Good Catch in the OR Lately?

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Ensure patient safety while juggling competing priorities in the OR. Is it possible? The Joint Commission addresses this challenge.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

12/02/2014
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New structure, better results

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If one is good, two is better. If you’re talking about speeding tickets, you’d probably disagree. But if you’re talking about pay raises, vacation days or pounds lost, I think you’d agree. So when I mention that there will now be two surveyors instead of one on your survey team, think of it like you would the pay raises.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

11/20/2014
11/14/2014
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What You Can Do to Prevent Health IT-Related Sentinel Events

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Health Information Technology plays an increasingly important role in modern healthcare. Learn how to ensure you're using it wisely - and safely!

Related Items: Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ

11/05/2014
11/05/2014
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The people behind the scenes: Denise Henkel

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Greetings social media world! I’m Denise Henkel, payor relations manager, at The Joint Commission. My charge is to increase awareness among commercial insurers and state Medicaid authorities about The Joint Commission’s accreditation programs and certification options with the goal of attaining recognition or reliance.

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care

10/07/2014
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Letting others speak for us

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It is our goal to provide conference attendees with actionable information that they can take back with them to their organization and implement. From feedback like this, it sounds like we hit the mark last year. Moreover, we plan to do the same this year for the 2014 preconference and conference this November in Rosemont, Illinois.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

09/30/2014
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Standards Applicability Grid for Kidney Care/Dialysis Settings

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

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Applicability Grid , Element of Performance

09/23/2014
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We listened, and we want to listen again

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I’ve gotten this quite a bit the last couple months: Hey, Michael. Whatever happened to those proposed changes to diagnostic imaging standards? To fill you in, new changes to our diagnostic imaging standards were supposed to go into effect this January and July 2015. However, after getting some additional information, Joint Commission decided to postpone the launch of these revised standards for providers of both ambulatory and hospital imaging services.

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

09/16/2014
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Facts about scoring and accreditation decisions

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The scoring and decision process is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements regarding their relationship to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Accreditation Process , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Scoring , Accreditation Decisions

09/08/2014
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What Ambulatory Health Care Organizations and the Airline Industry Have in Common

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The who, what, when, and where of ambulatory care program credentialing and privileging: hear insights from Virginia McCollum, Associate Director, Standards Interpretation Group on this challenging topic.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory

09/03/2014
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Why Organizations Self Report Sentinel Events to The Joint Commission

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This article, first published in the September 2014 issue of Joint Commission Perspectives, explores the benefits to organizations of working through the sentinel event process and how it improves patient safety.

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 , Resource , Sentinel Event

08/29/2014
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A few extra words

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Learn more about standards changes for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) that use The Joint Commission for Medicare “deeming”.

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care , Deemed Status

08/26/2014
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. 12/3/14 Webinar replayand slides added.

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

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 Health Care

08/19/2014