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12/21/2016
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Best Blogs of 2016

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2016 was packed with interesting events and information crucial to our ambulatory care community. As each of these issues debuted, they were introduced and explained via our informational blog, AmBuzz – for you – our valued ambulatory care customers.

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12/21/2016
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2017 Survey Activity Guide for Ambulatory Health Care Organizations

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The 2017 Ambulatory Care Accreditation Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations is now available. There are minimal changes to the survey process for Ambulatory and Office-based Surgery programs for 2017.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Survey Activity Guide , Office-Based Surgery

12/20/2016
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Facts about the National Patient Safety Goals

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In 2002, The Joint Commission established its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program; the first set of NPSGs was effective January 1, 2003. The NPSGs were established to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regard to patient safety.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

12/12/2016
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CITe Database Embraces Observation-Centric Focus

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Initially rolled out to our accredited hospital customers, the CITe database is now bringing consistency in the survey report process to all Joint Commission accredited organizations, including our ambulatory care customers.

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12/07/2016
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Make Infection Control Improvement your 2017 Resolution

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The BoosterPak for High-Level Disinfection (HLD) and Sterilization is applicable to hospitals and critical-access hospitals as well ambulatory and office-based surgery settings and provides detailed information on HLD and sterilization processes.

Related Items: Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Blog , Infection Prevention , Ambulatory Health Care

12/06/2016
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Pricing Worksheet - Imaging Centers

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Imaging Centers - Ambulatory Health Care 2017 Fees

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , Pricing Worksheet , Toolkit for Ambulatory Imaging Centers

12/02/2016
12/02/2016
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Pricing Worksheet - Medical/Dental

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Medical/Dental Practices and Centers - Ambulatory Care 2017 Fees

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Becoming Accredited , Medical/Dental , Pricing Worksheet , Toolkit for Ambulatory Care Accreditation

12/02/2016
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12/02/2016
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Pricing Worksheet - Urgent Care

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Urgent Care Centers - Ambulatory Care 2017 Fees

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12/02/2016
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11/22/2016
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Workplace Violence - Are You Being A Good Shepherd?

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, attacks on health care workers account for almost 70% of all nonfatal workplace assaults causing days away from work in the United States. In fact, health care staff are regularly harassed, threatened or attacked every year in this country, and the rate of workplace violence does not seem to be slowing down.

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11/22/2016
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Facts about federal deemed status and state recognition

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In order for a health care organization to participate in and receive federal payment from Medicare or Medicaid programs, one of the requirements is that a health care organization meet the government requirements for program participation.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , CMS , Critical Access Hospital , Deemed Status , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program

11/18/2016
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Joint Commission, CDC Collaborating on Ambulatory Infection Prevention Project

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The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are collaborating on an initiative designed to adapt, enhance and disseminate CDC guidance related to infection prevention and control in ambulatory health care settings.

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11/16/2016
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Check Out the New Book of Checklists!

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In the high-stress reality of ambulatory and office-based surgery settings, it’s easy to understand the desire to simplify complex tasks. Yet it has to be done in a way that helps make patient care safe and effective. That’s where checklists come in handy.

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11/08/2016
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Facts about Primary Care Medical Home Certification

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The Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification focuses on care coordination, access to care, and how effectively a primary care clinician and interdisciplinary team work in partnership with the patient (and when applicable, their family).

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11/01/2016
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Getting in Gear: Anti-Microbial Stewardship – Not Just for Hospitals Anymore

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Antibiotic resistance is currently a hot topic in health care. As an ambulatory care provider, is your knowledge up to date? Read what you need to know.

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10/25/2016
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In Search of Perfection

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As much as we all seek perfection – and that includes The Joint Commission – not all of us succeed in achieving it. But that doesn’t mean those of us in healthcare shouldn’t continue to improve and strive for perfection! With that thought in mind, I offer you our biennial summary of the Top 10 Most Challenging Standards for accredited Ambulatory Care organizations and Office-Based Surgery practices.

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10/11/2016