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Delivering on our promise

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the long-anticipated proposed rule with emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare providers and suppliers on Dec. 27, 2013.This proposed rule covers 17 provider and supplier types, including hospices and home-health agencies, and outlines requirements that are already familiar to all Joint Commission-accredited organizations.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

01/13/2014
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2014 National Patient Safety Goals Slide Presentation

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Changes for 2014 - A new NPSG focusing on safe clinical alarm management for hospitals and critical access hospitals will be introduced in 2014 with a phased implementation.

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01/03/2014
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Nine Requirements Deleted from Home Care Program

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Joint Commission Requirement.

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01/02/2014
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2014 Survey Activity Guide

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2014 Organization Survey Activity Guide now available. Among the minimal changes, the Survey Guide for Health Care Organizations has been updated to include deletions and additions to the Document Lists.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Survey Activity Guide

12/20/2013
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Prepublication - Sample Medications

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In response to increasing customer questions regarding the Medication Management (MM) standards and their applicability to the use of sample medications, The Joint commission conducted and in-depth review of the MM standards.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Behavioral Health Home , Sample Medication

12/18/2013
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Facts about Home Care Accreditation

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Services include: Home Health, Personal Care and/or Support, Home Medical Equipment, Hospice, and Pharmacy

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12/06/2013
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Improving and Measuring Osteoporosis Management

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For postmenopausal females living in North America, the chances of hip fracture due to osteoporosis are greater than the chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer, uterine cancer, or ovarian cancer, combined.

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12/02/2013
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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).

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , CMS , Critical Access Hospital , Deemed Status , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services

11/20/2013
Blog

SBAR – a powerful tool to help improve communication!

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On November 12, the Home Care team presented a webinar on “Fostering Safe, Effective Care Transitions.” Following the presentation, several listeners had questions about a powerful tool that is being widely adopted in healthcare today and one we use frequently here at The Joint Commission enterprise, the SBAR.

Related Items: Patient Safety , Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

11/19/2013
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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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10/25/2013
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Home Care: 2014 National Patient Safety Goals

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2014 National Patient Safety Goals

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10/24/2013
Blog

Guest Blogger George Mills: 10 Ways to Prevent Home Care Fires

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Guest blog post by George MIlls, director, Department of Engineering, The Joint Commission. When the need for continued medical attention moves into the home care setting, fire prevention needs to be a priority and home care providers can be a key component of prevention. Through proper assessment of the patient’s living environment and education, home care providers have the opportunity to positively impact fire safety.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

10/07/2013
Blog

It’s time to get SMARTER about your company goals

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Autumn has arrived. Customarily, this is the time when Joint Commission staff review our annual plans to see how much we’ve accomplished and what more needs to be done by year end. And, like many of you, to do this we use SMART goals.

Related Items: Home Care Accreditation , Home Care

09/26/2013
News

New Joint Commission Award Recognizes CareMinders as an “Enterprise Champion for Quality”

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CareMinders® Home Care, Inc., receives the 2013 Enterprise Champion for Quality award.

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09/24/2013
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Helping You Choose Quality Hospice Care

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

Related Items: General Public , Home Care , How to Choose an Accreditor , Patient Education , Hospice , Helping You Choose Guides

09/13/2013
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Helping You Choose Quality Home Care Services

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When you need health care services at your home, you should find out some information to help you choose the best home care services for you or your loved one.

Related Items: General Public , Home Care , How to Choose an Accreditor , Patient Education , Hospice , Helping You Choose Guides

09/13/2013
Videos

Speak Up: At Home

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Receiving medical care at home can feel like a revolving door with people coming and going – so it’s important to speak up if you have concerns. See how Hector and Reyna get answers to their questions.
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09/10/2013
Videos

Speak Up: En casa

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Recibir atención médica en su hogar puede sentirse como una puerta giratoria con la gente que viene y va – por eso es importante hablar si usted tiene preocupaciones. Vea como Héctor y Reyna obtienen respuestas a sus preguntas.
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09/10/2013
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Benefits of Joint Commission Accreditation

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Joint Commission accreditation helps organize and strengthen patient safety efforts, among other benefits.

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08/23/2013
Blog

A “life preserver” to prevent drowning in meeting minutes

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If your schedule is similar to mine, it includes many meetings, and when the meeting minutes are distributed, you simply don’t have time to wade through them. While grabbing lunch with several colleagues last week, the discussion turned to the ways we each use to avoid drowning in meeting minutes.

Related Items: Home Care Accreditation , Home Care

07/10/2013
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Facts about the National Patient Safety Goals

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In 2002, The Joint Commission established its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program; the first set of NPSGs was effective January 1, 2003. The NPSGs were established to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regards to patient safety.

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06/26/2013

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