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eCQM 101

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External Resources - eCQM 101

02/12/2016

Engage with the eCQI community

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Engage with the eCQI community

02/12/2016

eCQM specifications

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eCQM specifications include eCQM packages and value sets, which are published in the CMS’s eCQM Library and the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC), respectively.

02/12/2016

How to report issues with eCQM specs and reporting

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CMS and ONC use the JIRA system to track issues with eCQM specifications and eCQM data reporting issues. JIRA provides a space in which internal and external users can transparently log, prioritize, and discuss issues with appropriate subject matter experts on a host of topics.

02/12/2016

Standard vocabularies used in eCQMs

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Standard vocabularies used in eCQMs

02/12/2016

Ambulatory Health Care, Office-Based Surgery

Facts about Office-Based Surgery Accreditation

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The Joint Commission introduced its Office-Based Surgery (OBS) Accreditation program in 2001. It serves as a quality oversight tool for smaller surgical practices.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, Office-Based Surgery Accreditation, Accreditation Program

02/12/2016

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

02/12/2016

Home Care, Palliative Care

New Community-Based Palliative Care Certification Option for Home Health & Hospice Launches July 1, 2016. Standards Available Now!

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Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) Certification will recognize home health and hospice organizations that provide top caliber, community-based palliative care to patients and families at home.

Related Topics: Palliative Care, Home Care

02/11/2016

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, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

Joint Commission Names Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, First Patient Safety Officer

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Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, is the first appointee to the newly created position of patient safety officer, reflecting The Joint Commission's commitment to promoting a safe and high-quality health care system with a goal of zero patient harm.

Related Topics: Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Patient Safety, Palliative Care, Integrated Care Certification, Patient Blood Management Certification

02/11/2016

Ronald M. Wyatt, M.D., MHA

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Patient Safety Officer

 
Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, is the patient safety officer and medical director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission.

02/10/2016

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

Sentinel Event Data - General Information

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - General Information (1995 - 2015)

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

02/09/2016

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 - 2015)

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

02/09/2016

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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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 2/4/2016)

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

02/09/2016

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 - 2015)

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

02/09/2016

Hospitals, Disease-Specific Care

Chart-based Vendor List (for Accreditation and Certification)

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Chart-based Vendor List - Updated February 2016

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Performance Measurement Systems

02/09/2016

Certification Vendor List

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View the Certification Vendor List which includes all vendors that support at least one hospital certification measure set.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement

02/09/2016

Hospitals

eCQM Vendor List

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View the eCQM Vendor List which includes all vendors that have embedded at least one hospital eCQM measure set.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement Systems, Performance Measurement

02/09/2016

Facts about the Patient and Family Advisory Council

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A diverse group of nationally prominent individuals and organizations serve on The Joint Commission’s Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Related Topics: Patient Safety, Patient Rights, Fact Sheets, Advisory Group Fact Sheets

02/05/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual files for Jan 26 webinar: Basics

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Learn more about the basics of what it takes to achieve Joint Commission Behavioral Health accreditation in this one-hour webinar. Along the way we'll bust some commonly-held misconceptions about Joint Commission accreditation and answer many common questions.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Home, Previous Webinar

02/01/2016

Hospitals

Facts about Hospital Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years and today it accredits approximately 4,055 general, pediatric, long term acute, psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals, and 358 critical access hospitals, through a separate accreditation program.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Hospital, Accreditation Program

01/29/2016

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Core Measure Solution Exchange®

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A Quality Improvement Tool

 
A database of success stories from accredited hospitals that have attained excellent performance on core measures - including accountability measures.

Related Topics: Core Measures, Core Measure Solutions Exchange, Quality Improvement Tools

01/29/2016

Behavioral Health Care

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Guidelines for the Accreditation of Opioid Treatment Programs

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Recently, SAMHSA issued an update to its 2007 Guidelines for the Accreditation of Opioid Treatment Programs. The Joint Commission conducted an analysis of this update to make certain that Joint Commission standards continue to align with the SAMHSA guidelines.

Related Topics: Opioids, Prepublication Standards, Behavioral Health Care

01/28/2016

Ambulatory Health Care

What you need to know about Joint Commission Primary Care Medical Home

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The Primary Care Medical Home option enables the improvements in quality of care and patient safety achieved through accreditation to be combined with the potential for increased reimbursement when the additional requirements of a Primary Care Medical Home.

Related Topics: Primary Care Medical Home, Ambulatory Health Care

01/27/2016

Hospitals

Electronic Patient Blood Management Performance Measures

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In 2014, funded by an unrestricted educational grant from the Masimo Corporation, work began on a new set of Patient Blood Management performance measures that build on and update the previous measure set and are derived exclusively from electronic health records (ePBM).

Related Topics: Measure Development Initiatives, Measure

01/27/2016

Hospitals

Patient Blood Management Performance Measures Project - 2011

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The development of the Patient Blood Management Performance Measures and this implementation guide is the result of the Blood Management Performance Measures Project, which was implemented in two phases from 2007 – 2010.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Other Measures

01/27/2016

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