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Emergency Management Resources - General References

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Emergency Management Resources - General References

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07/23/2014

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 Measure Solutions Exchange, Quality Improvement Tools, Core Measures

07/23/2014

Emergency Management Resources - Exercises and Drills

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Emergency Management Resources - Exercises and Drills

Related Topics: Emergency Management

07/23/2014

Nursing Care Center

R3 Report Issue 6: Memory care accreditation requirements for nursing care centers

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The aim of the new memory care requirements for nursing care centers is to enable residents with memory-impacting conditions to remain engaged in their environment at the level of their cognitive ability and to function at the highest level possible for as long as possible.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, R3 Report (Newsletter), Memory Care

07/22/2014

Critical Access Hospitals

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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The Joint Commission has revised its requirements for critical access hospitals (CAHs) in response to recent changes in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for CAHs.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Critical Access Hospital

07/22/2014

Ambulatory Health Care

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions for the ASC Deemed Program

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently changed its Conditions for Coverage (CfC) for ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs).

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Ambulatory Health Care

07/22/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Laboratory Services

Facts about the Cooperative Accreditation Initiative

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The Joint Commission launched the Cooperative Accreditation Initiative in 1995 to reduce the cost and duplication of survey and inspection activity experienced by hospitals and other health care organizations.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Laboratory Services, Accreditation

07/18/2014

Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care

Facts about scoring and the certification decision

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The scoring and decision process for certification is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements related to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Topics: Certification Fact Sheets, Palliative Care, Certification, Health Care Staffing, Disease-Specific Care, Fact Sheets

07/18/2014

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

Physician Leader Monthly - July 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

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

07/18/2014

Facts about patient-centered communications

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Effective communication is critical to the successful delivery of health care services. The Joint Commission supports a number of efforts to improve communication between health care professionals and patients. It’s been estimated that there are more than 300 languages spoken in the United States...

Related Topics: Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Patient-centered communications, Fact Sheets, Health Literacy, Hospital, Language, & Culture , Patient Safety, Speak Up

07/17/2014

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

Facts about Joint Commission Accreditation and Certification

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Today, more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States have been certified or accredited by The Joint Commission.

Related Topics: About The Joint Commission, Accreditation, Certification, Fact Sheets, Corporate Fact Sheets

07/16/2014

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

07/16/2014

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

Facts about The Joint Commission

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Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care

Related Topics: About The Joint Commission, Fact Sheets, Corporate Fact Sheets

07/16/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory Services, 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: Patient Safety, Nursing Care Center, National Patient Safety Goals, Laboratory Services, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Patient Safety Fact Sheets, CAUTI

07/15/2014

Advanced Certification

Facts about Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers

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In September 2012, The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association launched Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers (CSCs).

Related Topics: Certification Fact Sheets, Disease-Specific Care, Stroke

07/15/2014

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

Laboratory Services

Facts about Laboratory Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has been evaluating and accrediting hospital laboratory services since 1979 and freestanding laboratories since 1995.

Related Topics: Proficiency Testing, Laboratory Accreditation, Lab Advantage, Fact Sheets

07/11/2014

Hospitals

ORYX® Risk Adjustment Guide

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The ORYX Risk Adjustment Guide provides ORYX vendors an understanding of how to implement The Joint Commission's risk models for core paper-based measure data. This guide is written by and the data files provided by the Joint Commission's statistical unit.

Related Topics: Hospital, ORYX , Performance Measurement, Core Measures

07/10/2014

Nursing Care Center

Facts about Memory Care accreditation requirements and optional Memory Care Certification for Nursing Care Centers

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On July 1, 2014, new Memory Care requirements became effective for the Nursing Care Center Accreditation program. In addition, The Joint Commission introduced a new, optional Memory Care Certification within its Nursing Care Center Accreditation program in July 2014.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Nursing Care Center, Nursing Home, Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Care

07/03/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Home Care

Enterprise Champion for Quality - A Recognition for Franchisors

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The Joint Commission's annual recognition for Franchisors, Enterprise Champion for Quality.

Related Topics: Franchisor Recognition, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care

07/03/2014

Laboratory Services

Joint Commission Expectations During IQCP Transition

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A revision announced in the March 2014 Perspectives to the “Quality System Assessment for Nonwaived Testing” (QSA) chapter of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing (CAMLAB) has been changed.

Related Topics: Laboratory Services, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

07/03/2014

Disease-Specific Care

Comprehensive Stroke Center Case Volume Requirements

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At this time, The Joint Commission will continue to use the current 2013/2014 volume requirements for all new and existing CSC customers until further notice.

Related Topics: Comprehensive Stroke Center, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Disease-Specific Care

07/03/2014

Critical Access Hospitals

Waived Testing Requirements for Critical Access Hospitals

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The Joint Commission recently approved new waived testing requirements for critical access hospitals. The new requirements—effective January 1, 2015—address policies, staff competency, quality control, and documenting test results.

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

07/03/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Revised: “Human Resources” Chapter for Behavioral Health Care

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The Joint Commission recently completed revisions to the “Human Resources” (HR) chapter in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care (CAMBHC). The revisions, which are effective January 1,2015, are intended to assure that the requirements remain up-to-date and relevant.

Related Topics: 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Behavioral Health Care

07/03/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Revised Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Requirements to Align with CMS

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In fall 2013, The Joint Commission reapplied to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for deeming authority for accredited hospitals.

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, CMS, Patient Rights, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

07/03/2014

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