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Facts about Office-Based Surgery Accreditation

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The Joint Commission introduced its Office-Based Surgery (OBS) Accreditation program in 2001. It serves as a quality oversight tool for smaller surgical practices.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Office-Based Surgery Accreditation , Accreditation Program

02/22/2017
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Update – SAFER™ Having A Positive Impact

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Beginning January 1, 2017, Joint Commission’s survey process began to provide a new, graphical approach for identifying and communicating risk levels associated with deficiencies cited during accreditation surveys via the SAFER matrix.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , SAFER Matrix , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory

02/22/2017
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Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Unannounced Survey Process

02/17/2017
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Life Safety Code Update

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The Joint Commission further revised requirements in the “Environment of Care” (EC) and “Life Safety” (LS) chapters of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manuals for the ambulatory health care, critical access hospital, hospital, home care, and nursing care center programs.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Leadership , Nursing Care Center

02/14/2017
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Facts about the Tracer Methodology

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A key part of The Joint Commission’s on-site survey process is the tracer methodology. The tracer methodology uses information from the organization to follow the experience of care, treatment or services for a number of patients through the organization’s entire health care delivery process.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Tracer Methodology

02/10/2017
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Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview

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The 2017 Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview provides a snapshot of The Joint Commission accreditation process for ambulatory care settings. Learn about survey process, standards, invaluable resources and more!

Related Items: Accreditation Process , Ambulatory Health Care

02/09/2017
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An ASC Administrator’s View of the On-Site Survey

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Many view the preparation process for an accreditation survey to be a daunting task. At our ASC, we view it as a positive opportunity to identify areas requiring improvement.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Ambulatory , AMBUZZ

02/07/2017
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Primary Care Medical Home Certified Organizations

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Organizations that have achieved Joint Commission accreditation and Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Primary Care Medical Home

01/27/2017
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Ambulatory Health Care Infographic

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Use this handy infographic to learn about Joint Commission accreditation for ambulatory care organizations.

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01/26/2017
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New Patient Safety Systems Chapter for Ambulatory Care and Office-Based Surgery

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Have you read the newest chapter (Patient Safety Systems chapter) in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care or the Standards for Office-Based Surgery Practices?

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care , Patient Safety Systems

01/25/2017
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2017 Webinar Series for Ambulatory Care Organizations

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Announcing the 2017 Webinar Series for Ambulatory Care Organizations! Make an informed choice about ambulatory care accreditation. Providing a high-level overview of a variety of ambulatory care accreditation topics, these webinars are ideal for ambulatory care organizations but all are welcome.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care

01/17/2017
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Workplace Violence Prevention - Joint Commission Blog Posts

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Read blog posts from Joint Commission leaders.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital

01/11/2017
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Five Things You Need to Know About 2017 Survey Changes for Medicare Deemed ASCs

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Effective January 1, 2017, approximately two-thirds of ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) electing to use the Medicare-deemed option may receive adjustments to the survey complements (length and/or number of surveyors).

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Surgery Centers , Ambulatory Surgical Center , Ambulatory Health Care

01/10/2017
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New Edition of Infection Prevention and Control Workbook Includes Ambulatory and CMS Requirements

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In an effort to help reduce infections in all health care settings, Joint Commission Resources (JCR) and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) will publish the third edition of the Infection Prevention and Control Workbook on Feb. 15.

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

01/09/2017
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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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Pricing Worksheet - Surgery Centers/Deemed Status

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Ambulatory Surgery Center/Deemed Status Option - Ambulatory 2017 Fees

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

12/21/2016
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.

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care

12/21/2016