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Basic and Advanced Certifications
The Joint Commission offers basic and advanced certifications. When looking to achieve certification, you must meet the core requirements in the Disease-Specific Care Manual which include three main components: standards, clinical practice guidelines, and performance measurement. You choose your own measures. When achieving an advanced certification you must meet the core requirements plus additional clinically-specific requirements.
For orthopedic, there is one advanced certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement, and there are several basic certifications.
Find out which certification is right for you.