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Ambulatory Health Care/Ambulatory Health Care Updates

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New Medication Management Standards Effective Jan. 1, 2018

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New Medication Management Standards Effective Jan. 1, 2018

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08/23/2017
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Making Ambulatory Surgery Safer

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More than 23 million surgeries are performed annually in U.S. ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). It is likely that this number will continue to increase as more and more procedures are being performed in ASCs rather than hospital settings.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

08/09/2017
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Keys to Better Environment of Care Compliance with EC.02.06.01 – Part 2

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Let’s take a look at this important EC standard from the point-of-view of our surveyors.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

07/26/2017
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Don’t Hit the Snooze Button on Upcoming Sleep LCD Deadlines

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Early 2017 marked the beginning of significant changes within the sleep provider community. Certain Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) revised their local coverage determinations (LCDs), modifying policies regarding Medicare coverage for polysomnography and other sleep-specific studies. Previously, these MACs recognized both Joint Commission Hospital and Ambulatory Care Accreditation.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

07/12/2017
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Keys to Better Environment of Care Compliance with EC.02.06.01 – Part 1

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From highly-specialized ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) to busy community health centers, ambulatory health care organizations provide their services across a variety of patient care platforms.

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06/28/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Building Your Safety Culture: A Job for Leaders

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In this webinar, The Joint Commission’s President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, offered attendees guidance on building your safety culture. an essential first step toward high reliability.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Patient Safety , Previous Webinar , SAFER Matrix

06/20/2017
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Infection Control Challenges: What They Reveal, How You Can Respond

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Leading the most recent list of the Top Ten Challenging Standards for accredited Ambulatory Health Care (AHC) customers over the last year is an infection control (IC) standard cited more than any other standard in 2016.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory

06/14/2017
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National Time Out Day

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National Time Out Day is an annual awareness campaign through the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and supported by The Joint Commission to increase awareness of safe practices that lead to optimal outcomes for patients undergoing surgery and other invasive procedures.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Patient Safety , In The News , Time Out Day

06/14/2017
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New & Improved: Redesigned Post-Survey Process Form

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As part of The Joint Commission’s Project REFRESH multiphase process improvement project, we’re excited to present customers a redesigned Evidence of Standards Compliance (ESC) form this July.

Related Items: Survey Process , Ambulatory , Blog , AMBUZZ , Standards , Accreditation , Ambulatory Health Care , Office-Based Surgery

05/31/2017
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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.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Infection Prevention

05/26/2017
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The Joint Commission. . . SAFER™ Than Ever!

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The Joint Commission’s new process for helping health care organizations identify risk and improve their patient care processes – the Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) Matrix – has been fully integrated with the Ambulatory Care Program’s accreditation program since the beginning of 2017.

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

05/17/2017
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Fewer Ambulatory Care Standards... What’s Not to Like?

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The Joint Commission recently deleted 85 elements of performance (EPs) from the Ambulatory Health Care (AHC) accreditation program and 50 EPs from the Office-Based Surgery (OBS) program.

Related Items: AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

05/03/2017
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Top 10 Challenging Standards for 2016

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Frequent AmBuzz readers know it’s spring when The Joint Commission unveils an annual summary of the Top 10 Challenging Standards our Ambulatory Health Care (AHC) and Office-Based Surgery (OBS) accredited organizations experienced throughout 2016.

Related Items: Ambulatory , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory Health Care

04/13/2017
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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: Ambulatory Health Care , Hospital , Health Equity

04/11/2017
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Register Today for May 9-10 Ambulatory Care ‘Accreditation Essentials’

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There are plenty of new developments at The Joint Commission that make it more important than ever to attend the Ambulatory Care “Accreditation Essentials” program, May 9-10, 2017.

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04/06/2017
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Facts about Ambulatory Care Accreditation

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The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Care Accreditation program was established in 1975, and today more than 2,100 freestanding ambulatory care organizations are Joint Commission-accredited.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Advanced Imaging , Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation , Ambulatory Health Care , Diagnostic/Theraputic , Endoscopy , Imaging Centers , Medical/Dental , Office-Based Surgery , Sleep Centers , Urgent Care , Telehealth/NonSurgical , Telehealth/Surgical , Accreditation , Accreditation Program

03/31/2017
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Total Hip / Total Knee Replacement Certification Raises Bar for Orthopedic ASCs

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As technology has enabled more procedures outside the acute-care setting, ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are providing even more advanced surgical care.

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03/21/2017
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Improve Your Center’s Infection Control & Prevention Processes!

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Ambulatory settings are among the top group of Joint Commission accrediteds who are challenged with breaches in high-level disinfection (HLD) and/or sterilization processes. It’s the number one threat to patient health and safety in these organizations.

Related Items: Infection Control , AMBUZZ , Ambulatory , Ambulatory Health Care

03/08/2017