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11/05/2014
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The seasons of our lives

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When my children were small, our fall calendar was punctuated by school conferences and fall festivals that celebrated our community relationships. Now, my fall calendar follows the ebb and flow of industry conferences.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

10/21/2014
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Two Requirements Deleted from the Home Care Program

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Items: Home Care , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

10/07/2014
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Charting a course for success

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As a child, I remember being fascinated by the sextant on my father’s desk. It was more than just an odd-looking contraption, he would explain. It was a tool used by expert mariners to navigate their ships safely across the unseen dangers of the oceans. Even one degree off in their calculations would result in their ships sailing miles off course, so they checked their measurements regularly along their journeys.

Related Items: Home Care , Home Care Accreditation

09/17/2014
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Facts about scoring and accreditation decisions

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The scoring and decision process is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements regarding their relationship to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Accreditation Process , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Scoring , Accreditation Decisions

09/08/2014
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Why Organizations Self Report Sentinel Events to The Joint Commission

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This article, first published in the September 2014 issue of Joint Commission Perspectives, explores the benefits to organizations of working through the sentinel event process and how it improves patient safety.

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08/29/2014
08/21/2014
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Sentinel Event Alert 53: Managing risk during transition to new ISO tubing connector standards

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Tubing misconnections continue to cause severe patient injury and death, since tubes with different functions can easily be connected using luer connectors, or connections can be “rigged” (constructed) using adapters, tubing or catheters. 12/3/14 Webinar replayand slides added.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Sentinel Event , Sentinel Event Alert , Infographic

08/20/2014
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The measure of good counsel

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As a part of our work to renew our Home Health deemed status relationship with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), The Joint Commission recently made some revisions to element of performance (EP) three of standard PC 01.02.05. In short, we clarified the EP to more clearly define who could conduct the initial comprehensive assessment of the Medicare patient when the patient is only going to receive rehabilitation therapy services.

Related Items: Home Care Accreditation , Home Care , CMS

08/18/2014
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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, which are set forth in federal regulations.

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

08/01/2014
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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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03/10/2014