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BHC Requirements

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Joint Commission Requirements is a free listing of all policy revisions to standards published in Joint Commission Perspectives that have gone into effect since the accreditation/certification manual was last issued.

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01/09/2017
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Pioneers in Quality: Expert to Expert Series

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The Joint Commission is committed to supporting hospitals on their journey towards electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) adoption…and we heard you are ready for an eCQM “deep dive.”

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01/09/2017
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Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) 2017 ORYX Measure Selection Instructions

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Information on making 2017 ORYX Measure Selections for Critical Access Hospitals is now available. 2017 ORYX Measure Selections (OMS) need to be made no later than February 10th, 2017.

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01/09/2017
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Hospitals (ADC >10) 2017 ORYX Measure Selection Instructions

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Information on making 2017 ORYX Measure Selections for Hospitals (with Average Daily Census >10) is now available. 2017 ORYX Measure Selections (OMS) need to be made no later than February 10th, 2017.

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01/09/2017
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Small Hospitals (ADC<=10) 2017 ORYX Measure Selection Instructions

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Information on making 2017 ORYX Measure Selections for Small Hospitals (Average Daily Census <= 10) is now available. 2017 ORYX Measure Selections (OMS) need to be made no later than February 10th, 2017.

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01/09/2017
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Freestanding Psychiatric Hospital 2017 ORYX Measure Selection Instructions

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Information on making 2017 ORYX Measure Selections for Freestanding Psychiatric Hospitals is now available. 2017 ORYX Measure Selections (OMS) need to be made no later than February 10th, 2017.

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01/09/2017
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2017 ORYX Measure Selection Instructions

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2017 ORYX® Performance Measure Reporting: Measure Selection Process Instructions and Forms

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01/09/2017
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Health Equity

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Collecting accurate and consistent REAL (race, ethnicity and language) data is essential to resolving disparities in health care. Train staff to collect REAL data in an effective and culturally sensitive way. Learn more about the REAL eLearning Module.

Related Items: Health Equity , Ambulatory Health Care , Hospital

01/06/2017
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Innovative Ways to Eliminate Health Disparities

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Though The Joint Commission has been leading health equity initiatives since 2002, we recognize that the real work is done by the healthcare organizations we accredit. Last fall, we co-hosted an inaugural Health Equity Forum along with the American Hospital Association, to spark discussion about efforts several health care systems and health care professional organizations to reduce health disparities.

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01/06/2017
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Stroke

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The stroke (STK) measures were developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA)/Brain Attack Coalition (BAC) for use by Disease-Specific Care (DSC)-certified primary stroke centers.

Related Items: Performance Measurement , Core Measure Set , Transitions of Care and Performance Measurement

01/05/2017
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Total Hip & Total Knee Replacement

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The Joint Commission launched a new Advanced Certification program for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements. The Joint Commission is currently developing standardized performance measures for this program.

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01/05/2017
01/05/2017
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Comprehensive Stroke Certification: Standardized Performance Measures

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Comprehensive Stroke Centers must continue to meet the performance measure requirements for Primary Stroke Centers. Certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers will continue to collect data for the eight Joint Commission stroke core measures.

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01/05/2017
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ORYX Vendor Information

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Updated "Guidelines" document changed Perf Measurement to ORYX Vendor in title

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01/04/2017
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Free Online Education Courses

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Updated course available in Spanish.

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01/04/2017
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Hospital Accreditation

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New AHA Physician Leadership Education Report.

01/03/2017
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Should OSHA Officially Address Workplace Violence?

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Is it time for OSHA to create a workplace violence standard? The rate of workplace violence against employees providing health care and social assistance services is substantially higher than private industry as a whole, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

Related Items: Accreditation , Workplace Violence Prevention , Certification

01/03/2017
Standards FAQ

Consultants - Credentialing and Privileging Requirements

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Does The Joint Commission require licensed independent practitioners (LIP) that provide consultative services to be credentialed or privileged?

12/30/2016
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A Survey Milestone 10 Years in the Making

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As 2016 comes to a close, we mark a significant milestone in the Joint Commission accreditation process: the 10-year anniversary of the unannounced survey. In 2006, the unannounced survey was instituted for all accreditation programs (excluding laboratory surveys which are every two years) and a survey window of every 18-36 months was introduced.

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12/28/2016
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What types of organizations are eligible for Integrated Care Certification?

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Integrated Care Certification is now available for hospital, critical access hospital or psychiatric hospital, ambulatory setting, physician network, nursing care center, and home care environment. Contact us to learn more at integratedcare@jointcommission.org

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Eligibility , Integrated Care Certification

12/27/2016
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DataMart

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DataMart

12/27/2016
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Top 10 Reasons to Participate in C. Diff/MDRO Measurement Program

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The Joint Commission’s Department of Health Services Research asks you to take part in a short-term project, supported through a research contract from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative.

Related Items: C-Diff , Nursing Care Center , Skilled Nursing Facility

12/26/2016