Payor Relations

Your partner in ensuring health care delivery of the highest quality and safety practices.

The Joint Commission and its Gold Seal of Approval® is a widely recognized benchmark representing the most comprehensive evaluation process in the health care industry. Health care organizations who have achieved Joint Commission accreditation and certification have gone above and beyond in their efforts to improve patient safety and quality of care. This can lead to better outcomes and reduced risk and liability for their organization. These are the providers you want to have in your network.

The Joint Commission collaborates with third party payors to support the inclusion of accreditation and certification requirements for network providers, or to incorporate accreditation and certification in value-based performance initiatives or Centers of Excellence (CoE).

If your health plan is looking to quickly expand or develop high-quality providers to participate in a value-based or CoE program — The Joint Commission may be the answer. The Joint Commission offers accreditation and certification in areas such as behavioral health care, nursing care centers, ambulatory care, home care, and many others. A wide-range of certifications in orthopedics, cardiac and stroke are also offered. The Joint Commission has a comprehensive process of accreditation and certification — which includes an application process, preparation and survey support. This process can quickly and effectively facilitate the accreditation and certification process of qualified organizations and when using accreditation as a proxy for quality, reduce health plan administrative burden.

The Joint Commission offers accreditation and certification services to the full range of health care services covered by your provider network. Accreditation is available for behavioral health care, office-based surgery, laboratory, hospital, critical access hospital, nursing care centers, ambulatory health care, and home care. Certification is available for primary care medical home, integrated care, perinatal care, stroke care, palliative care, disease-specific care, health care staffing services, patient blood management, hip and knee replacement, comprehensive cardiac care, and medication compounding.
To learn more about how our accreditation and certification programs can benefit payors like you, including how it may lead to reduced risk and cost, click below to view our brochure or to contact our payor relations staff.