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Revisions to NPSG.15.02.01 on Home Oxygen Use

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The Joint Commission approved modifications to National Patient Safety Goal NPSG.15.02.01 on risks associated with home oxygen use for accredited home care organizations. Effective January 1, 2015, the modifications enhance the Goal’s focus on patient safety and clarify specific requirements.

Related Items: Home Care , NPSG , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

07/02/2014
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2014 Survey Activity Guide

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The Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations mid-year release contains minimal changes. This release is primarily focused on revisions related to the discontinued Priority Focus Process reports and use of the related Priority Focus Areas and Clinical/Service Groups categories.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Survey Activity Guide

07/01/2014
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Revisions to NPSG.15.02.01 on Home Oxygen Use

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The Joint Commission recently approved modifications to National Patient Safety Goal NPSG.15.02.01 on risks associated with home oxygen use for accredited home care organizations. These modifications enhance the Goal’s focus on patient safety and clarify specific requirements.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Home Care , National Patient Safety Goals

06/20/2014
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Meet the members of our Home Care Advisory Council

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Representatives of accredited home care organizations who provide advice.

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06/17/2014
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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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Customer Spotlight: Innovative Strategies To Improve Care and Efficiency—Season’s Hospice

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A customer interview, featured in a recent issue of The Remington Report magazine, highlights new business models and strategies home care providers, just like you, are utilizing to increase quality of care, boost efficiency and improve operations.

Related Items: Home Care , Hospice

05/23/2014
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New Hospice Awareness Campaign Launches

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The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is excited to introduce a new national campaign, "Moments of Life: Made Possible by Hospice." The Joint Commission is proud to be a member of NHPCO and support their message throughout the continuum.

Related Items: Home Care , Hospice

05/21/2014
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Free Industry Report: The National State of Home Care & Hospice

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Developed by Fazzi Associates, with participation from Joint Commission Home Care Executive Director Margherita Labson on the steering committee, the study identifies industry trends and best practices for agency leaders. Key areas include technology/electronic health records, and telehealth.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Health , Hospice

05/19/2014
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Appreciating nurses 365 days a year, not just during Nurses’ Week

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The Joint Commission strongly believes that nurses play a pivotal role in the delivery of high-quality, high-reliability health care.

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 , Nursing , Palliative Care , Nurse , Nurses' Week

05/07/2014
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Lynn's song

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If you’re like me, you check your phone regularly for news from family and friends. Some news is anticipated, and then there is the news that takes your breath away and makes you say, “Oh God, no!” For those of us in the infusion community, that was the case last night when we got the news that former National Home Infusion Association Board Chairwoman Lynn Giglione had died.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

05/02/2014
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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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Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)

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Strategies for Improving Rapid Influenza Testing in Ambulatory Settings (SIRAS)- Updated free course offering for the 2013-2014 Flu season. Enroll in the course. Download the inforgraphic. Listen to new Podcast.

Related Items: Nursing Care Center , Hospital , Ambulatory Health Care , Influenza , Disease-Specific Care , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Home Care , Research Resources

04/22/2014
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Dinner with a friend, message from an advocate

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Recently, a friend and I had dinner when the topic of choices of health care organizations came up, prompting my friend to say that she was reluctant to go with an organization recommended by her physician due to a previous bad experience.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

04/17/2014
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Learning to speak the language of today’s health care

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One of the reasons why I like working at The Joint Commission is that it’s one of the few places I’ve worked where data and consensus-based evidence trumps opinion. To be a valued partner in today’s health care world, it’s not enough to say your work is good. You must have data that illustrates your capability to manage the important aspects of your care. The key then becomes being able to take that evidence and speak the emerging language of healthcare. That’s where we come in.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

03/19/2014
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Accreditation for Infusion Pharmacy

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To meet our home infusion pharmacy standards, a pharmacy must provide a full spectrum assessment, care planning, reassessment and performance improvement activities.

Related Items: Home Care , Infusion , Pharmacy

03/10/2014
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Joint Commission Accreditation for DMEPOS Organizations

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Positioning your company as a customer focused, quality-oriented partner.

Related Items: Home Care , Value Brochure

03/10/2014
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Joint Commission Accreditation for Hospice Organizations

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Inspiring the highest level of care for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Related Items: Home Care , Hospice , Value Brochure

03/10/2014
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Joint Commission Accreditation for Home Health

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Helping your organization build the foundation for improved patient outcomes.

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03/10/2014
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Joint Commission Accreditation for Personal Care Companies

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Personal care value brochure

Related Items: Home Care , Value Brochure , Personal Care

03/10/2014
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Home Care Accreditation - Checklists to Become Accredited

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Wondering what the process is to become accredited? Start here!

Related Items: Becoming Accredited , Home Care , Medicare Certification

03/03/2014
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The cost for Joint Commission Home Care Accreditation

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Accreditation costs include two fee components: an annual fee invoiced each year and an on-site fee, invoiced in the year in which your survey is conducted. Onsite surveys are conducted once every three years. Accreditation is awarded for a three year period.

Related Items: Cost , Home Care

02/27/2014
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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: Health Care-Associated Infections , Research Resources , Infection Control , Home Care , Disease-Specific Care , CLABSI , Hospital , Central line , Ambulatory Health Care , Nursing Care Center , Toolkit

02/25/2014
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces a temporary moratorium on Home Health Agency (HHA) enrollment

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CMS announced a temporary moratorium on Home Health Agency (HHA) enrollment of new HHA providers and HHA branch locations in the metropolitan areas of Miami, FL, Chicago, IL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Detroit, MI, Dallas, TX and Houston, TX effective January 30, 2014.

Related Items: CMS , Home Care

02/21/2014

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