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Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about ORYX® for Hospitals (National Hospital Quality Measures)

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The Joint Commission’s ORYX® initiative integrates outcomes and other performance measurement data into the accreditation process. ORYX measurement requirements are intended to support Joint Commission accredited organizations in their quality improvement efforts.

Related Topics: Hospital, Fact Sheets, Core Measure Fact Sheets, Core Measures, ORYX , Performance Measurement

10/10/2014

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 chemical dependency services.

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

10/09/2014

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

09/12/2014

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

09/12/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) accreditation

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To help opioid treatment programs (OTPs) improve the quality of care, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) established an accreditation requirement in 2001. The requirement emphasizes person-focused care, integrated and individualized approaches to OTP services. . .

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

09/08/2014

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

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, Home Care, Hospital, 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, Home Care, Hospital, 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: Fact Sheets, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Accreditation

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

07/18/2014

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, Home Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets

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