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NCC 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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10/05/2016
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HAP 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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10/05/2016
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OME 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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10/05/2016
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DSC 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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10/05/2016
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CAH 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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10/05/2016
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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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10/05/2016
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AHC 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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10/05/2016
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ORYX Performance Measurements Announced for 2017

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The Joint Commission recently announced its 2017 ORYX performance measurement requirements, effective January 1, 2017, for accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , ORYX , Performance Measurement , 2017 Joint Commission Requirement

10/05/2016
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APPROVED: Updates for the Integrated Care Certification Program

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Effective January 1, 2017, The Joint Commission has expanded applicability and updated standards for its voluntary Integrated Care Certification program.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Integrated Care Certification , 2017 Joint Commission Requirement

10/05/2016
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Joint Commission Aligns with CMS on Laboratory Policies

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The Joint Commission recently announced two changes to accreditation policies for laboratories that are designed to align with updates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Related Items: CMS , Laboratory Accreditation Program , 2016 Joint Commission Requirement

10/05/2016
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The Physical Environment

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The Joint Commission and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) launched the new Physical Environment Portal. The purpose of this portal is to provide guidance and education to reduce instances of non-compliance with the top eight Environment of Care/Life Safety standards.

Related Items: Life Safety Code , Physical Environment , Environment of Care

10/05/2016
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Facts about Laboratory Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has been evaluating and accrediting hospital laboratory services since 1979 and freestanding laboratories since 1995. Today, The Joint Commission accredits about 1,500 organizations providing laboratory services.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Lab Advantage , Laboratory Accreditation , Proficiency Testing , Accreditation Program

10/05/2016
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Facts about accountability measures

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Learn more about accountability measures—quality measures that meet four criteria designed to identify measures that produce the greatest positive impact on patient outcomes when hospitals demonstrate improvement.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Accountability Measures , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , ORYX , Performance Measurement , Core Measures , Core Measure Fact Sheets , Top Performer

10/05/2016
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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.

Related Items: Disease-Specific Care , Performance Measurement , Comprehensive Stroke Center

10/05/2016
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The Joint Commission Launches Online Resource Center to Prevent Workplace Violence in Health Care

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The Joint Commission Launches Online Resource Center to Prevent Workplace Violence in Health Care

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10/04/2016
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FAQs About 2017 ORYX® Performance Measure Reporting Requirements

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An FAQ document (dated 9/30/16) is now available to provide Joint Commission accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals with additional information/clarification regarding ORYX performance measure reporting requirements for calendar year 2017.

Related Items: ORYX , Performance Measurement , FAQ , eCQM

09/30/2016
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Public Information Policy

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The Joint Commission is committed to making relevant and accurate information about health care organizations available to interested parties. Information regarding a health care organization’s quality and safety can help organizations improve their services.

Related Items: Quality Check , Quality Report

09/30/2016
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Critical Access Hospital Accreditation

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New AHA Physician Leadership Education Report.

09/29/2016
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Laboratory Accreditation Program

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Laboratory Focus Issue 2

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09/29/2016
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The Joint Commission Presents 2016 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®

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The Joint Commission presented the 2016 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®, recognizing the national home health care franchisor for its efforts to promote the delivery of high quality, in-home care to its franchisees through Joint Commission accreditation.

Related Items: Patient Safety , Quality , Home Care

09/29/2016
Standards FAQ

Universal Protocol - Pre procedure Verification

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Patients involved in large surgeries such as open heart surgery are typically taken from their room directly into the operative room for preparation and line insertion which require a significant amount of time. The surgeon would leave after the verification and then return when the patient is prepared and prior to anesthesia. Would it be acceptable to perform the pre procedure verification and complete the checklist that are required by the Universal Protocol 01.0.01 to be done in the pre procedure area, in the operating room?

09/29/2016
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Elsevier Selected to Publish The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

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Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and Joint Commission Resources, Inc. (JCR), a nonprofit affiliate of The Joint Commission, today announced that Elsevier will be the new publisher of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS), effective January 1, 2017.

Related Items: Patient Safety , News Releases

09/29/2016
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Integrated Care Certification Frequently Asked Questions

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Some frequently asked questions to help your organization learn more about Integrated Care Certification.

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09/29/2016
Standards FAQ

Operative and High Risk Procedure Reports - Timeframe of Dictation or Written

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In what timeframe must an operative or other high-risk procedure report be dictated and placed in the medical record?  

09/28/2016
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