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

02/17/2017

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

02/17/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Webinar Replay and Slides: Feb 14 - Accreditation Basics for Behavioral Health Providers

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Considering accreditation or just started the process? This webinar will cover everything you need to know.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Previous Webinar, Mental Health

02/16/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Webinar Replay and Slides: Jan 24 - SAFER Matrix in Behavioral Health Care

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Learn about the recent changes to the Joint Commission survey process called the “SAFER Matrix.” SAFER stands for Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk.

Related Topics: Mental Health, Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care

02/16/2017

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

Facts about the Tracer Methodology

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A key part of The Joint Commission’s on-site survey process is the tracer methodology. The tracer methodology uses information from the organization to follow the experience of care, treatment or services for a number of patients through the organization’s entire health care delivery process.

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

02/10/2017

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

2017 Survey Activity Guide

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This revision to the Organization Survey Activity Guide contains additional corrections to the Life Safety and Environment of Care Document List and Review Tool to more closely align with the standards changes issued in January, 2017.

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

02/06/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification, Comprehensive Cardiac Center

Clarification Made to “Observers” Standard

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Joint Commission requirement.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Hospital, Palliative Care, Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification , 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, Integrated Care Certification, Patient Blood Management Certification

02/01/2017

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

01/19/2017
01/09/2017

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, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification, Comprehensive Cardiac Center

Approved: Changes to Clarification Process

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Palliative Care, Integrated Care Certification, Patient Blood Management Certification, Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification , 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Critical Access Hospital

12/22/2016

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, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification, Comprehensive Cardiac Center

Clarification: Use of Secure Text Messaging for Patient Care Orders Is Not Acceptable

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Hospital, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification , Patient Blood Management Certification, Integrated Care Certification, Palliative Care

12/22/2016

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

Survey Process Change: Evaluating ILSMs

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center

12/22/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Prepublication Standards – Phase 1 Revisions for Behavioral Health Care Manual Maintenance

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The Joint Commission is reviewing the Behavioral Health Care (BHC) accreditation manual and identifying any standards that require maintenance, such as clarifications to existing language, new elements of performance (EPs), and revisions to notes. The project's first of two phases is complete.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Behavioral Health Care

12/13/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Prepublication Standards – Revisions for Behavioral Health Care Outcome Measures

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The Joint Commission has recently revised a standard in the Care, Treatment, and Services (CTS) chapter so that organizations will be required to assess outcomes through the use of a standardized tool or instrument.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Prepublication Standards

12/13/2016

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

12/12/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Behavioral Health Care: 2017 National Patient Safety Goals

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2017 National Patient Safety Goals

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, National Patient Safety Goals

12/02/2016

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

2017 National Patient Safety Goals Presentation

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The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals presentation for 2017 is now available!

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

11/22/2016

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

Webinar Replay and Slides: SAFER Matrix

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November 15, 2016

 
November 15, 2016 webinar replay and slides: The SAFER™ Matrix

Related Topics: SAFER Matrix, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, Previous Webinar

11/22/2016

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 addiction services.

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

11/18/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) accreditation

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) established an accreditation requirement in federal regulations in 2001 to help opioid treatment programs (OTPs) improve the quality of patient care, treatment and services delivered in the OTP setting.

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

11/18/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Home Care

Facts about federal deemed status and state recognition

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In order for a health care organization to participate in and receive federal payment from Medicare or Medicaid programs, one of the requirements is that a health care organization meet the government requirements for program participation.

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

11/18/2016

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

2016 Survey Activity Guide

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Corrected - The August, 2016 release of the Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations included contents regarding California hospital survey activities that were discontinued as of May 2016.

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

11/14/2016

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

Revisions Announced for Environment of Care and Life Safety Chapters

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: Hospital, Home Care, Critical Access Hospital, Environment of Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, 2017 Joint Commission Requirement

11/04/2016

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