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The Joint Commission and The Gold Seal of Approval® is a widely recognized benchmark representing the most comprehensive standards and evaluation process in the health care industry.
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Benefits of Ambulatory Care Accreditation
The Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission is a widely recognized benchmark representing the most comprehensive evaluation process in the health care industry. Joint Commission accreditation benefits your organization — and your patients — in many ways. These may include:
- Competitive Advantages
Achieving accreditation is a visible demonstration to patients and the community that your organization provides the highest quality services.
- Recognition from Insurers, Associations and Other Third Parties
Many regulatory agencies, payers and managed care contractors require Joint Commission accreditation for reimbursement, certification or licensure, and as a key element of their participation agreements.
- Reduced Premiums for Liability Insurance
Accreditation may improve access to, or reduce the cost of, liability insurance coverage. View liability insurers that recognize Joint Commission accreditation.
- Evidence-Based Improvement Efforts
Accreditation allows you to implement performance improvement concepts that continuously improve quality and help you standardize processes.
- Enhanced Staff Education
The accreditation process is designed to be educational. Your staff will learn strategies to not only meet the intent of the standards but, more importantly, improve performance of day-to-day operations.
- Experienced Surveyors
Our surveyors are clinical and administrative professionals experienced in ambulatory care settings. Averaging 4 surveys a month and undergoing annual training, our surveyors bring their vast experience and expertise to your doorstep.
- Collaborative Review
In combination with surveyors sharing insights and best practices, the unique on-site “tracer” process engages both patients and staff, allowing organizations to show how they meet the standards beyond policies and procedures.
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