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Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Recording and Slides from The Savvy PSC: Review of the 2014 Primary Stroke Center Certification Standards - August 29, 2014

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Recording and Slides from The Savvy PSC: Review of the 2014 Primary Stroke Center Certification Standards - August 29, 2014

Related Topics: Disease-Specific Care, Primary Stroke Previous Teleconference

08/29/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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: Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Services, Resource, Sentinel Event

08/29/2014

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

Physician Leader Monthly - August 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Topics: Physician, Chief Medical Officer, Physician Leader Monthly

08/27/2014

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

Standards BoosterPaks™

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A Quality Improvement Tool

 
New Standards BoosterPaks™added - Waived Testing. Learn more about Joint Commission Standards BoosterPaks™.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Home, Standards BoosterPak, Quality Improvement Tools, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Services, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care

08/26/2014

Hospitals

Heart Failure

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In May 2001, the Joint Commission announced four initial core measurement areas for hospitals, which included acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and heart failure (HF).

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set

08/22/2014

Certification Systems List

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View the Certification Systems List which includes all performance measurement systems that support at least one hospital certification measure set.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement

08/22/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Pneumonia Measures

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The Joint Commission collaborated with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as well as the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Core Measure Set, Health Care-Associated Infections, Vaccinations, Vaccination, Vaccine

08/22/2014

Hospitals

Acute Myocardial Infarction

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AMI Core Measure Set Information

Related Topics: Core Measure Set, Core Measures, Performance Measurement

08/22/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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, Laboratory Services, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Benefits of Accreditation

08/21/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Prepublication Standards - Revisions to Deemed Program Requirements Related to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Burden Reduction Final Rule

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published changes to Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for hospitals in a final rule entitled “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction; Part II.”

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital

08/21/2014

Ambulatory Health Care

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions for the ASC Deemed Program

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In 2014, The Joint Commission applied to CMS for deeming authority for accredited ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs). In response to CMS’s review of its application, The Joint Commission revised several standards and elements of performance (EPs) for the Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Prepublication Standards

08/21/2014

Home Care

Prepublication Standards - Requirements Deleted from the Home Care Accreditation Program

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The Joint Commission recently approved deletions to two elements of performance (EPs) within the Home Care accreditation program.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Home Care

08/21/2014

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Technical Assistance Teleconference List

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Bureau of Primary Health Care

 
Listen to audio replays of the Bureau of Primary Healthcare's monthly technical assistance teleconferences.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, BPHC - Teleconferences

08/20/2014

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

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.

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

08/20/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual files from Aug 13 webinar: Overcoming Challenges to Person-Centered Care/Treatment/Service Planning

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Joint Commission staff discuss tips for care/treatment/service planning in behavioral health care accreditation.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar

08/18/2014

Ronald M. Wyatt, M.D., MHA

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Medical Director

 
Ronald M. Wyatt, M.D., is the medical director in the Division of Healthcare Improvement at The Joint Commission.

08/12/2014

Hospitals

Improving the Quality of Care and Communication During Patient Transitions: Best Practices for Urgent Care Centers

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Article from The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, July 2014.

Related Topics: Transitions of Care

08/11/2014

Ambulatory Health Care

Primary Care Medical Home Certified Organizations

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Organizations that have achieved Joint Commission accreditation and Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Primary Care Medical Home

08/07/2014

Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Requirements for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

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Standards, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and Performance Measures.

Related Topics: Primary Stroke, Advanced Certification, Disease-Specific Care

08/04/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Laboratory Services, 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 payment from the Medicare or Medicaid programs, it must meet the eligibility requirements for program participation, which are set forth in federal regulations.

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

08/01/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Modification to ORYX® Noncore Measure Reporting Requirements

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Joint Commission Requirement.

Related Topics: 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital

08/01/2014

Ambulatory Health Care

Deemed Status for ASCs

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The Joint Commission is designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an approved accreditor for ASCs seeking Medicare initial certification.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, CMS Reimbursement, Becoming Accredited, Deemed Status, Toolkit for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

07/31/2014

Ambulatory Health Care

Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview

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2014 Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview provides a snapshot of The Joint Commission accreditation process for ambulatory care settings. Learn about survey process, standards, invaluable resources and more!

Related Topics: Accreditation Process, Ambulatory Health Care

07/31/2014

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by State

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Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by HRSA Regionall Division (Formerly Field Offices)

Related Topics: BPHC Accredited Centers , Federally Qualified Health Center, Health Center, FQHC, Community Health Center, BPHC-supported

07/30/2014

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