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Monday 3:16 CST, October 15, 2018

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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

09/12/2018
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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

09/07/2018
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Webinar Replay and Slides for Aug 14 webinar: Conduct Your Own Mock Survey

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Led by Emily Wells, MSW, Project Director and Behavioral Health surveyor, and Chelsea Collins, RN, Director of Performance Improvement and Accreditation at Rosecrance Health Network, this one hour webinar discusses Joint Commission Tracer Methodology.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

08/16/2018
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Webinar Replay and Slides for Jul 10 Webinar: Conquering Challenging Standards

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Led by Peter Vance, Field Director of the Joint Commission Behavioral Health surveyor cadre, this one hour webinar discusses the most recent "Top 10" most-often-cited standards and strategies for addressing them.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

08/16/2018
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Facts about the on-site survey process

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The on-site survey process is data-driven, focused on patient safety and quality, and evaluates actual care processes and technology.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Care , Survey Process , Accreditation

08/13/2018
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Facts about Joint Commission standards

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Joint Commission state-of-the-art standards are the basis of an objective evaluation process and can help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Care , Standards , Accreditation

08/13/2018
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Facts about Behavioral Health Home Certification

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An optional certification program available to organizations under the Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program that recognizes organizations and agencies that act as a health home for the individuals they serve.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Certification Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Home

08/13/2018
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Workplace Violence Prevention: Implementing Strategies for Safer Healthcare Organizations

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(NEW WEBINAR - 7/31/18) Watch this webinar replay to learn from work done by OSHA, The Joint Commission, and Judith Arnetz, PhD, MPH, PT, from the Department of Family Medicine at Michigan State University.

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

07/31/2018
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Webinar Replay and Slides: June 12: The Business Case for Quality: Leveraging Accreditation to Improve the Bottom Line in Behavioral Health

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Learn how behavioral health accreditation has helped others improve funding sources, increase referrals, reduce costs, and more.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

06/22/2018
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Replay and slides for May 15 webinar: Strategies for a Successful Survey

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This webinar will help you prepare for your accreditation by revealing what happens during a behavioral health on-site survey. This one-hour webinar with the head of our surveyor team will discuss what the surveyors will cover during their visit.

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06/11/2018
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Replay and slides for April 17 webinar: Update on Outcomes Measures

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This webinar will provide an update on the recently revised standard for measuring outcomes that went into effect January 1, 2018. Discussion will include how the standardized measures requirement is rolling out with tips for what surveyors will be looking for on your survey.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

06/11/2018
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Replay and slides for March 14 webinar: Orientation to the BHC Accreditation Requirements

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Learn more about the behavioral health accreditation requirements in this webinar, including how to access them and how to filter them for your unique service profile. This one-hour webinar hosted by Joint Commission staff will provide an overview of the standards with examples.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

06/11/2018
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Feb 13 - Roadmap to Behavioral Health Accreditation

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This one hour webinar will provide information to help you plan your behavioral health accreditation, including the steps in the process, where and how to access the accreditation requirements, an overview of what happens during the accreditation survey, and more.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Mental Health

02/26/2018
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Jan 16 - Accreditation Basics for Behavioral Health Providers

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Considering accreditation or have just started the process? This webinar will provide a brief overview of everything you need to know to make an informed decision about behavioral health accreditation, including how it can benefit your organization, what it costs, and what the process entails.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Mental Health

02/26/2018
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Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 1/13//2017)

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Sentinel Event Statistics

02/23/2018
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2018 Survey Activity Guide

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The 2018 Accreditation Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations is now available. See the "What's New for 2018" to identify the accreditation programs and survey activities that include updated contents.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Survey Activity Guide

02/16/2018
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The Joint Commission Releases R3 Report on Revised Outcome Measures Standard for Behavioral Health Care

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For nearly 20 years, behavioral health care research has demonstrated the value of measurement-based care as a tool for improving outcomes of care, treatment or services. A new R3 Report from The Joint Commission provides in-depth rationale and evidence for a revised behavioral health care standard that became effective on January 1. The standard requires The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care accredited organizations to use a standardized tool or instrument to assess outcomes of care, tr

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02/06/2018
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R3 Report Issue: 13 Revised outcome measures standard for behavioral health care

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Effective Jan. 1, 2018, new requirements related to standard CTS.03.01.09 will be applicable to all Joint Commission-accredited behavioral health care organizations.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , R3 Report (Newsletter)

02/06/2018
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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

12/28/2017
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Facts about Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) accreditation

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) established an accreditation requirement in federal regulations in 2001 to help opioid treatment programs (OTPs) improve the quality of patient care, treatment and services delivered in the OTP setting.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Care , Opioids , Accreditation Program

12/08/2017
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