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Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

The "Patient Flow Standard" and the 4-Hour Recommendation

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In September 2012, The Joint Commission published revisions to Leadership (LD) Standard LD.04.03.11, known as the "patient flow standard."

Related Topics: Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

03/13/2014

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Navigating the Challenges of Patient Flow and Boarding in Hospitals - Storyboard

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The background, requirements, and challenges of meeting The Joint Commission's expanded patient flow and boarding standards and how they can help your organization improve patient safety and the quality of care provided to the vulnerable patient populations you serve.

Related Topics: Critical Access Hospital, Hospital

03/13/2014

Health Care Staffing Services

How Ready Is My Staffing Firm for Joint Commission Certification? (A readiness checklist)

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Take this quick quiz and find out! If you answered “yes” to at least 17 questions, your organization has the sound business principles in place that form the backbone of our certification review.

Related Topics: Resource, Preparation, Health Care Staffing, Certification Process, Certification Basics

03/12/2014

Hospitals

Hospital Medical Record Statistics Form

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Download the current version of the Hospital Medical Record Statistics Form.

Related Topics: Forms, Hospital Accreditation Process Information, Medical Records

03/11/2014

Home Care

Accreditation for Infusion Pharmacy

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To meet our home infusion pharmacy standards, a pharmacy must provide a full spectrum assessment, care planning, reassessment and performance improvement activities.

Related Topics: Home Care, Infusion, Pharmacy

03/10/2014

Home Care

Joint Commission Accreditation for DMEPOS Organizations

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Positioning your company as a customer focused, quality-oriented partner.

Related Topics: Value Brochure, Home Care

03/10/2014

Home Care

Joint Commission Accreditation for Hospice Organizations

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Inspiring the highest level of care for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Related Topics: Home Care, Hospice, Value Brochure

03/10/2014

Home Care

Joint Commission Accreditation for Home Health

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Helping your organization build the foundation for improved patient outcomes.

Related Topics: Value Brochure, Home Care

03/10/2014

Home Care

Joint Commission Accreditation for Personal Care Companies

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Personal care value brochure

Related Topics: Value Brochure, Personal Care, Home Care

03/10/2014

Health Care Staffing Services

Recording of March 4 Teleconference: How to Implement Health Care Staffing Services Certification into your 2014 Business Plan

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Audio recording and presentation slides from the March 4 Teleconference: How to Implement Health Care Staffing Services Certification into your 2014 Business Plan.

Related Topics: Teleconferences, HCS Previous Teleconferences, Health Care Staffing

03/06/2014

Health Care Staffing Services

Health Care Staffing Single Site Price Worksheet

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Joint Commission certification fees are based on a combination of an on-site review fee and an annual fee.

Related Topics: Preparation, Resource, Cost, Certification Fees

03/05/2014

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Behavioral Health Home Certification

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Behavioral Health Home Certification, which launched January 1, 2014, is an optional certification available to organizations accredited under The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Certification Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Home

03/03/2014

Home Care

Home Care Accreditation - Checklists to Become Accredited

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Wondering what the process is to become accredited? Start here!

Related Topics: Home Care, Becoming Accredited, Medicare Certification

03/03/2014

Home Care

The cost for Joint Commission Home Care Accreditation

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Accreditation costs include two fee components: an annual fee invoiced each year and an on-site fee, invoiced in the year in which your survey is conducted. Onsite surveys are conducted once every three years. Accreditation is awarded for a three year period.

Related Topics: Home Care, Cost

02/27/2014

Laboratory

Lab Stat News - February 2014

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Some quick news for labs interested in accreditation or currently accredited by The Joint Commission.

Related Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Quick News and Tips for Labs, Laboratory Resource

02/26/2014

Laboratory

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: 2014 Joint Commission Requirement, Joint Commission Requirement, Laboratory Accreditation Program, CMS

02/25/2014

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 , 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: Quality Report, Quality Check, Fact Sheets, Patient Safety 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 , 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: Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Hospital, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Unannounced Survey Process

02/11/2014

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

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, Advanced Certification, Prepublication Standards, Disease-Specific Care

02/10/2014

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