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Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual Files for Feb. 18 webinar: Roadmap to Accreditation

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Learn more about the benefits of accreditation, how The Joint Commission is different, and how to get started on the path to Behavioral Health Accreditation.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Accreditation, Behavioral Health Care

02/25/2015

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Bureau of Primary Health Care

Request for Proposals-Transitions of Care for Venous Thromboembolism

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The Joint Commission, Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Independent Medical Education (IME) are collaborating to offer a new grant opportunity focused on transitions of care (TOC) for patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Hospital, Disease-Specific Care

02/18/2015

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Unannounced Survey Process, Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care

02/17/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Pricing Worksheet - Behavioral Health Home Certification - 2015

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2015 Pricing worksheet for determining the cost of behavioral health home certification.

Related Topics: Pricing Worksheet, Behavioral Health Care, Behavioral Health Home

01/28/2015

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Home Care, Bureau of Primary Health Care

2015 Survey Activity Guide

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2015 Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations.

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

01/15/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Pricing Worksheet - Behavioral Health Care Accreditation - 2015

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2015 worksheet for estimating behavioral health accreditation fees. For any questions, please contact Peggy Lavin at 630-792-5411.

Related Topics: On-site survey fee, Pricing, Annual Fee, Cost, Behavioral Health Care, Fees

01/14/2015

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

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 regard to patient safety.

Related Topics: Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, National Patient Safety Goals, Nursing Care Center, Patient Safety, Patient Safety Fact Sheets, CAUTI

01/13/2015

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

2015 National Patient Safety Goals Presentation

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The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals presentation for 2015 is now available!

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, National Patient Safety Goals, Home Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, NPSG, Behavioral Health Home

01/06/2015

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual files for Dec 3 Webinar: OTPs and Health Homes

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Audio/Visual files for Dec 3 Webinar: OTPs and Health Homes. Learn more about Joint Commission accreditation for medication-assisted Opioid Treatment organizations.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care

12/10/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services

Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

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Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

Related Topics: Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Sentinel Event, Root Cause, Patient Safety, Root Cause Analysis Matrix

11/19/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Behavioral Health Care: 2015 National Patient Safety Goals

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2015 National Patient Safety Goals

Related Topics: National Patient Safety Goals, Behavioral Health Care

11/14/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual Files for Nov. 5 webinar: Strategies for a Successful Survey

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Webinar from Nov 5 on Strategies for a Successful Behavioral Health Accreditation Survey, featuring Joint Commission speakers Tracy Collander, Executive Director and Merlin Wessels, Associate Director, Standards Interpretation.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, On-Site Survey Process, Behavioral Health Care

11/10/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Standards by Program Related to IC and EM for Ebola Situations

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Standards Supporting Preparedness and Collaboration

 
Standards by Accreditation Program Related to Infection Control and Emergency Management for Ebola Situations

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Hospital, Infection Control, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Ebola Preparedness, Emergency Management

11/05/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

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In 1969, The Joint Commission began accrediting providers of programs/services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and expanded in 1972 to include the evaluation and accreditation of organizations providing mental health and chemical dependency services.

Related Topics: Accreditation Program, Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Care

10/09/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services

2015 Accreditation and Certification Decision Rules for All Programs

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Home Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Nursing Care Center, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Palliative Care

10/07/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Sentinel Event Data - Root Causes by Event Type

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - Root Causes by Event Type (2004 - 2Q 2014)

Related Topics: Home Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Sentinel Event, Root Cause, Nursing Care Center, Sentinel Event Statistics

09/30/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Sentinel Event Data - Event Type by Year

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - Event Type by Year (1995 - 2Q 2014)

Related Topics: Sentinel Event Statistics, Nursing Care Center, Root Cause, Sentinel Event, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Home Care

09/30/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Sentinel Event Statistics as of September 5, 2014.

Related Topics: Sentinel Event Statistics, Nursing Care Center, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Hospital, Home Care

09/30/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Home Care

Facts about the on-site survey process

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The Joint Commission survey process is data-driven, patient-centered and focused on evaluating actual care processes.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Fact Sheets, Accreditation, Survey Process

09/12/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) accreditation

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To help opioid treatment programs (OTPs) improve the quality of care, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) established an accreditation requirement in 2001. The requirement emphasizes person-focused care, integrated and individualized approaches to OTP services. . .

Related Topics: Accreditation Program, Opioids, Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Care

09/08/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

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

09/08/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care

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.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Nursing Care Center, Sentinel Event, Resource

08/29/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Benefits of Joint Commission Accreditation

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Learn more about how Joint Commission accreditation can benefit your organization.

Related Topics: Accreditation, Nursing Care Center, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Benefits of Accreditation, Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Accreditation Program

08/21/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual Files for July 9 webinar: An Orientation to the Accreditation Requirements

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Webinar featuring an overview of the standards and review of frequently cited accreditation requirements.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Previous Webinar

07/11/2014

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