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Laboratory Services

Quality Control Option Changing for Clinical Laboratories

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Individualized Quality Control Plan Replacing Equivalent Quality Control

 
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced a new voluntary quality control option for clinical laboratories on January 1, 2014.

Related Topics: CMS, Laboratory Services, 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Joint Commission Requirement

02/25/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Audio/Visual Files for Feb. 12, 2014 webinar: Roadmap to Accreditation

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Webinar on how to take the first steps towards Joint Commission behavioral health accreditation.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Accreditation, Behavioral Health Care

02/24/2014

Nursing Care Center

7 Steps to Accreditation & Specialty Certification for Nursing Care Centers

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This checklist provides skilled nursing, rehabilitation and long term care facilities a concise overview of the accreditation process.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center

02/24/2014

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces a temporary moratorium on Home Health Agency (HHA) enrollment

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CMS announced a temporary moratorium on Home Health Agency (HHA) enrollment of new HHA providers and HHA branch locations in the metropolitan areas of Miami, FL, Chicago, IL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Detroit, MI, Dallas, TX and Houston, TX effective January 30, 2014.

Related Topics: CMS, Home Care

02/21/2014

Health Services Research Publications

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The wide dissemination of new knowledge related to health care quality and patient safety is a Joint Commission priority. An updated list of research publications emanating from the Joint Commission’s Department of Health Services Research is available here.

Related Topics: Research Publications

02/18/2014

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, Palliative Care

Physician Leader Monthly - February 2014

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Topics: Physician Leader Monthly

02/13/2014

Facts about Quality Check® and Quality Reports®

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The Joint Commission has a longstanding commitment to providing meaningful information about the comparative performance of accredited organizations to the public.

Related Topics: Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Quality Report, Quality Check, Fact Sheets

02/13/2014

Facts about special quality awards listed in Quality Reports®

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In addition to receiving The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, many organizations earn special quality awards. These awards recognize achievement by a health care organization or program that goes above and beyond accreditation or certification.

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

02/12/2014

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

Facts about the unannounced survey process

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Find out more about The Joint Commission's unannounced survey process.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Laboratory Services, Home Care, Hospital, Unannounced Survey Process, Nursing Care Center

02/11/2014

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

Facts about the Early Survey Policy

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The Joint Commission’s Early Survey Policy allows healthcare organizations to undergo a survey prior to having the ability to demonstrate full compliance with all Joint Commission standards, and receive a preliminary accreditation decision.

Related Topics: Accreditation, Survey Process, Hospital, Home Care, Laboratory Services, Critical Access Hospital, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Fact Sheets

02/11/2014

Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Prepublication Standards – Requirements for Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) Advanced Certification

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Prepublication Standards

 
In September 2012, The Joint Commission launched its Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers (CSC) program in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Related Topics: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Disease-Specific Care, Advanced Certification, Prepublication Standards

02/10/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

National Quality Forum (NQF) Endorsed Nursing-Sensitive Care Performance Measures

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In January 2004, the National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed a compilation of nursing-sensitive care performance measures. The measures were identified through the NQF consensus development process within a framework that organized the measures into categories and provided a structure to define. . .

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Other Measures, VAP, Health Care-Associated Infections, CLABSI, CAUTI

02/10/2014

Ambulatory Health Care

Facts about Ambulatory Care Accreditation

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The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program was established in 1975, and today more than 2,100 freestanding ambulatory care organizations are Joint Commission-accredited.

Related Topics: Telehealth/NonSurgical, Telehealth/Surgical, Sleep Centers, Urgent Care, Medical/Dental, Office-Based Surgery, Fact Sheets, Advanced Imaging, Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation, Ambulatory Health Care, Imaging Centers, Diagnostic/Theraputic, Endoscopy

02/06/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Readiness Checklist for Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

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How ready are you for Joint Commission accreditation?

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Becoming Accredited

02/06/2014

Behavioral Health Care

10 Steps to BHC Accreditation

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Great achievements come one step at a time. Your 10-step guide to achieving Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care accreditation.

Related Topics: Accreditation Help, Accreditation Process, Accreditation Answers, Addictions, Behavioral Health Care, Becoming Accredited

02/06/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Behavioral Health Care On-Site Survey Overview

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A snapshot of the survey process

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, On-Site Survey Process

02/06/2014

Behavioral Health Care

10 Steps to Accreditation (Spanish)

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10 steps to behavioral health accreditation provided in Spanish language (diez pasos para lograr la acreditación).

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Accreditation Process

02/06/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Guide

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2014 Guide to Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

Related Topics: Becoming Accredited, Behavioral Health Care, Addictions, Accreditation Answers, Accreditation Process, Accreditation Help

02/06/2014

Facts about Pain Management

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It is estimated that in the United States more than 76 million people suffer from pain. Pain can be chronic or acute, such as post-surgical pain.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Pain Management, Standards, Speak Up, Patient Safety Fact Sheets

02/04/2014

Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Revisions to Comprehensive Stroke Center Requirements

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Joint Commission Requirement

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

02/03/2014

Home Care

Revised Home Health Requirements Align with CMS

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Home Care

02/03/2014

Advanced Certification , Disease-Specific Care

Enhancements to Primary Stroke Center Requirements

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Joint Commission Requirements

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

02/03/2014
02/03/2014

Facts about patient safety

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The Joint Commission is committed to improving healthcare safety. This commitment is inherent in its mission to continuously improve healthcare for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe. . .

Related Topics: Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Fact Sheets, National Patient Safety Goals, Patient Safety, Universal Protocol, Sentinel Event, Speak Up

02/03/2014

Nursing Care Center

Second Certification Option for Nursing Care Centers

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Nursing Care Center

02/03/2014

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