The Joint Commission’s accreditation survey helps organizations improve the safety and quality of care and services. The process begins with an on-site survey that assesses compliance with Joint Commission standards.
Joint Commission surveyors are specially trained professionals with experience in the nursing care industry who understand the day-to-day issues that confront providers and have the hands-on expertise to help organizations resolve them.
On-site surveys involve:
Tracing the patient’s experience, which involves observing services provided by various caregivers and programs within the organization, as well as hand-offs between them.
On-site observations and interviews.
Assessment of the physical facility.
Review of documents provided by the organization.
For more information on what to expect for your on-site survey, review the resources below.
Accreditation fees are calculated based on the services provided and your average daily census. There are two components to the fees — annual fees which are invoiced each year during the triennial accreditation cycle and an on-site fee which is invoiced during the year your survey is conducted.