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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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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 , Primary Care Medical Home , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

07/22/2014
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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 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.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

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: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

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 , 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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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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Standards Applicability Grid for Urgent Care Settings

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Elements of Performance (EPs) applicable to the urgent/immediate care service in the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program.

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

04/28/2014
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Desperately Seeking (Urgent Care) Patients?

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Set your urgent care organization apart from others! Read some great ideas and resources to help your urgent care organization think like a retailer.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory Blog , Urgent Care

04/15/2014
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Focusing on Provider-Performed Microscopy Procedure Requirements for Ambulatory Health Care

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Do you find the laboratory Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) requirements for ambulatory health care a little confusing? There certainly are some gray areas. So we asked Stacy Olea, field director for the laboratory and ambulatory health care programs, to provide some clarity on the requirements for organizations that have Certificates of Provider-Performed Microscopy Procedures (PPMP).

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care

04/01/2014
03/31/2014
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Guest Blogger Pearl Darling: Ambulatory Settings Applying the “Golden Rule” in Adverse Events

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Ambulatory practices face many challenges every day. While they all strive to provide safe, efficient care, there are times when things just go wrong.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care

03/04/2014
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Guest Blogger John Maurer: Asked & Answered – Questions from Ambulatory Care Conference Attendees

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Environment of care insights for Ambulatory Care customers.

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02/20/2014
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Guest Blogger Darrell Anderson Asks, “Whither Goeth the ASC industry?”

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Discover insights regarding the Ambulatory Care marketplace.

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02/06/2014
01/24/2014
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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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Facts about the Tracer Methodology

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A key part of The Joint Commission’s on-site survey process is the tracer methodology. The tracer methodology uses information from the organization to follow the experience of care, treatment, or services for a number of patients through the organization’s entire health care delivery process.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Tracer Methodology

01/07/2014
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What you need to know about Joint Commission Primary Care Medical Home

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The Primary Care Medical Home option enables the improvements in quality of care and patient safety achieved through accreditation to be combined with the potential for increased reimbursement when the additional requirements of a Primary Care Medical Home.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home

01/06/2014