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Assess Your Eligibility
Understand the types of organizations we accredit and our eligibility requirements when considering home care accreditation.
Settings that We Accredit
The Joint Commission home care accreditation program serves organizations providing care in the patient's place of residence or those offering community-based services such as pharmacies. The types of settings most commonly served include:
According to a recent comparative analysis of the CMS Home Health Compare data set, Joint Commission-accredited home health providers perform statistically better on nearly 70 percent of the CMS 5-Star Quality Ratings measures making these agencies the partner of choice for physicians, hospitals, health systems, ACOs and payors.
Joint Commission-accredited hospices demonstrate a deep abiding commitment to quality end-of-life care. This makes them the ‘partner of choice’ throughout the care continuum. The Joint Commission is also nationally recognized by CMS for Medicare certification and by many states for licensure requirements.
We give pharmacy leaders relevant performance guidelines that drive sustainable improvements in patient safety, quality, and operational reliability. This positions providers as the ‘partner of choice’ in their respective markets.
Distinguish your company as a quality-focused care partner. The Joint Commission is nationally recognized by CMS for all components of DMEPOS services. We are also recognized by many states for DMEPOS licensure requirements. Our industry experience in health care safety and quality makes us one of the most widely recognized accreditor by payors and referral sources.
Stand out in the personal care and support market. Earn the industry’s most recognized quality and safety distinction. Accreditation will validate your reliability, minimize risk for your clients and staff, and give you a competitive edge.
Organizations seeking Joint Commission home care accreditation must meet certain eligibility requirements. For example, your facility must be U.S. owned and operated, provide direct patient care, satisfy necessary licensure or registration regulations, and meet minimum requirements including the number of patients served. Eligibility requirements will differ based on the services provided and survey option you select.