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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

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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.

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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
02/11/2014
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Facts about the Early Survey Policy

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The Joint Commission’s Early Survey Policy allows healthcare organizations to undergo a survey prior to having the ability to demonstrate full compliance with all Joint Commission standards, and receive a preliminary accreditation decision.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Survey Process , Accreditation

02/11/2014
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Revised Home Health Requirements Align with CMS

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Items: Home Care , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

02/03/2014
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Facts about the Tracer Methodology

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The Joint Commission’s on-site survey process includes tracer methodology.

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

01/17/2014
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Prepublication Standards – Revised Home Health Requirements

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In spring 2013, The Joint Commission applied to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for deeming authority for accredited home care organizations. In response to CMS’s fall 2013 review of its application, The Joint Commission revised several standards and elements of performance (EPs).

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , CMS , Home Care , Home Health

01/17/2014
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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.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , National Patient Safety Goals , NPSG , Behavioral Health Home , 2014 National Patient Safety Goals

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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Facts about Home Care Accreditation

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

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Home Care , Home Health , Accreditation

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.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Monograph , Performance Measurement , Other Measures , Monograph , Research Resources

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
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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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Home Care: 2014 National Patient Safety Goals

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2014 National Patient Safety Goals

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10/24/2013
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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
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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
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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.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , News Releases , Home Care

09/24/2013

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