Supports Quality Care

Joint Commission accreditation requirements are national guidelines that provide an organizational framework to support improvements in care, treatment, or services. They can help organizations improve outcomes for the individuals they are serving.

Standardizes and Improves Operations

The Joint Commission accreditation process helps organizations apply standardized processes across programs, staff, and locations to improve efficiency, reduce variation, and help position your organization for further growth.

Expands Reimbursement

Joint Commission accreditation is increasingly being used as an indicator of quality by states and payors as a condition of payment approval, contract eligibility, or to achieve a higher reimbursement in tiered systems. As a recognized symbol of quality, it also helps you network with other providers for partnerships and referrals. And in some states, Joint Commission accreditation may be used as proof of compliance with state licensure surveys to reduce state surveys.

Facilitates a Culture of Excellence

Joint Commission accreditation requirements are grounded in trauma-informed, evidence-based practices to help your organization review and strengthen your policies and practices. They help integrate risk reduction activities into daily operations, often allowing the renegotiation of lower liability insurance rates. Accreditation also improves your use of data and outcomes tracking to help create a culture of excellence based in continuous process improvement.

The Joint Commission Difference

What makes The Joint Commission different from other accrediting bodies? The name recognition across health care is one, but other points include: a reputation for having the highest standards; a high-tech survey process with the most flexible timing; a small, dedicated cadre of professional surveyors who provide consultative and educational surveys; and exceptional customer service.