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Ambulatory Health Care Updates

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Guest Blogger Lisa Waldowski: Asked & Answered – Questions from Ambulatory Care Conference Attendees

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The Ambulatory Care Program provides answers to customer questions.

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12/23/2013
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Pricing Worksheet - Telehealth Surgical Only

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Telehealth: Surgical only - Ambulatory Care 2014 Fees

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12/17/2013
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12/17/2013
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Pricing Worksheet - Imaging Centers

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Imaging Centers - Ambulatory Health Care 2014 Fees

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

12/17/2013
12/17/2013
12/17/2013
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Pricing Worksheet - Urgent Care

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Urgent Care - Ambulatory Care 2014 Fees

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12/17/2013
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Facts about Office-Based Surgery Accreditation

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The Joint Commission’s Office-Based Surgery (OBS) Accreditation Program serves specifically as a quality oversight tool for surgical practices with four or fewer practitioners.

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12/06/2013
12/05/2013
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High Water Mark: Ambulatory organization DaVita meets challenge of providing quality dialysis water to hospital inpatients

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Water. It’s one of the most critical components involved in dialysis care. Learn how inpatient kidney care provider, DaVita Hospital Services, meets the challenge of consistently providing high-quality, dialysis-pure water for its patients in the hospital environment.

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12/04/2013
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The Joint Commission’s Implementation Guide for NPSG.07.05.01 on Surgical Site Infections

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"The Joint Commission’s Implementation Guide for NPSG.07.05.01 on Surgical Site Infections: The SSI Change Project” will provide guidance to health care organizations implementing the National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) on surgical site infections (SSIs).

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , NPSG , Surgical Site Infection

12/03/2013
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A Timely Update from Ambulatory Surgery Centers

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The Ambulatory Team offers insights gathered while attending a surgery center trade show.

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11/20/2013
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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, including a certification of compliance with the Conditions of Participation (CoPs).

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11/20/2013
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Medical Home News article on PCMH - October 2013

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Medical Home News article on PCMH by Lon Berkeley, Project Director for Community Health Center Accreditation, The Joint Commission, October 2013

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home Certification Option

11/14/2013
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The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Health Care Program Reaches Certification Milestone

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The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Health Care accreditation program today announced that more than 100 organizations have achieved its Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification option over the past two years. These organizations currently serve more than 3.2 million patients at 1,008 sites of care in 35 states as well as in Puerto Rico.

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11/05/2013
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Guest Blogger Darrell Anderson: The Urgent Care Business – That Was Then, This Is Now

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The Joint Commission's Ambulatory Care Team offers feedback from the annual meeting of Urgent Care providers.

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10/24/2013
10/24/2013
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The Joint Commission Offers Free Continuing Education Course

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The Joint Commission today announced an updated version of the free Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS) continuing education (CE) course for physicians, physician assistants and registered nurses. SIRAS was developed under a cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Joint Commission.

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10/21/2013
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Helping You Choose Quality Ambulatory Care

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When you need ambulatory care, you should find out some information to help you choose the best ambulatory care provider for you or your loved one.

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10/18/2013
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Sentinel Event Alert Issue 51: Preventing unintended retained foreign objects

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The unintended retention of foreign objects (URFOs) – also called retained surgical items (RSIs) – after invasive procedures can cause death, and surviving patients may sustain both physical and emotional harm, depending on the type of object retained and the length of time it is retained.

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10/17/2013

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