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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, Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets, Accreditation Process, Critical Access Hospital, 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

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

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

08/01/2014

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Laboratory

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: Accreditation, Fact Sheets, Laboratory Accreditation Program

07/18/2014

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

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, Speak Up, Patient Safety, Hospital, Language, & Culture , Fact Sheets, Health Literacy

07/17/2014

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

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: Fact Sheets, Accreditation, About The Joint Commission, Certification

07/16/2014

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

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

07/16/2014

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

07/03/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about the Official “Do Not Use” List of Abbreviations

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In 2001, The Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert on the subject of medical abbreviations, and just one year later, its Board of Commissioners approved a National Patient Safety Goal...

Related Topics: Patient Safety, Fact Sheets, Patient Safety Fact Sheets

06/27/2014

International Certification, International Accreditation

Facts about Joint Commission International

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Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1994 as a division of Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a private, not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.

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

05/16/2014

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

01/07/2014

The Joint Commission Mission Statement

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Mission: To continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and...

Related Topics: About The Joint Commission, Fact Sheets

08/15/2009