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Joint Commission Statement on Pain Management

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Read the statement on pain management from David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Standards , Pain Management , Palliative Care

04/18/2016
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Heightened Security Awareness for Healthcare and Public Health Community

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The Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services have issued a joint resource for health care providers to support situational awareness and preparedness in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. They emphasize that no specific credible threats in the US are known. . .

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

04/15/2016
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Certification Requirements Sampler

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This document is a brief listing of some of the requirements for behavioral health home certification, plus more information about the requirements and resources available for assistance.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Behavioral Health Home

04/12/2016
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Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHC) and Accreditation

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View this short flyer on how Joint Commission accreditation and behavioral health home certification can be a helpful first step towards becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC).

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Behavioral Health Home

04/12/2016
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Audio/Visual files for March 22 webinar: Resources for Readiness

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This short webinar provides an overview of many of the free resources provided by the Joint Commission to help organizations achieve and maintain behavioral health care accreditation.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

04/06/2016
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Facts about Behavioral Health Home Certification

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Behavioral Health Home Certification is an optional certification available to organizations accredited under The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program. The certification 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

03/25/2016
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Facts about Joint Commission standards

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Joint Commission standards are the basis of an objective evaluation process that can help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

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

03/25/2016
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Audio/Visual files for Feb 23 Webinar: Roadmap to Accreditation

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This short webinar presented by Joint Commission staff provides an overview of the accreditation process and first steps for organizations interested in Behavioral Health Care accreditation.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

02/25/2016
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Sentinel Event Alert 56: Detecting and treating suicide ideation in all settings

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The rate of suicide is increasing in America. Now the 10th leading cause of death, suicide claims more lives than traffic accidents and more than twice as many as homicides. Access the Alert, a downloadable Infographic, and a document of related Joint Commission standards.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Sentinel Event , Sentinel Event Alert , Suicide , Palliative Care , Webinar , Integrated Care Certification , Patient Blood Management Certification

02/24/2016
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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

02/12/2016
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Joint Commission Names Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, First Patient Safety Officer

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Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, is the first appointee to the newly created position of patient safety officer, reflecting The Joint Commission's commitment to promoting a safe and high-quality health care system with a goal of zero patient harm.

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02/11/2016
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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

01/26/2016
01/06/2016
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Audio Visual files for Dec 2 webinar: New Standards in Opioid Treatment

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This 45-minute webinar presented by Joint Commission staff provides an overview of the proposed new Opioid Treatment standards based on new guidelines from SAMHSA. The final standards will go into effect in July of 2016.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Opioids

12/07/2015
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Guide to Choosing An Accreditation Body in Behavioral Health Care

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Deciding on an accreditation body? This short guidebook covers some of things you might want to consider as you evaluate accrediting organizations.

Related Items: Accreditation Help , Behavioral Health Care

11/13/2015
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Facts about scoring and accreditation decisions

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The scoring and decision process is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements regarding their relationship to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Accreditation Process , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Scoring , Accreditation Decisions

10/13/2015
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Audio/Visual files for Aug 12 webinar: Peer Support Services and Accreditation

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Learn more about peer support services, how they can help improve outcomes, and how they are supported by accreditation.

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08/31/2015
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Webinar Replay - Peer Services and Accreditation: Improving Outcomes

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Replay and slides of complimentary webinar to learn more about how Joint Commission behavioral health care accreditation requirements support Peer Services and how they contribute to good practices.

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08/14/2015
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Audio Visual files for June 10 webinar: Improving Reimbursement in Behavioral Health Care

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Replay of complimentary webinar to learn more about Joint Commission behavioral health care accreditation and how it can help improve reimbursement.

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06/11/2015
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Audio/Visual Files for Mar. 11 Webinar: Strategies for a Successful Survey

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Strategies for a Successful Behavioral Health Accreditation Survey, presented March 11, 2015. Features Joint Commission speakers Tracy Collander, Executive Director, Peter Vance, Field Director, and Laura O'Keefe, Sr. Account Executive.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , On-Site Survey Process

03/12/2015
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Behavioral Health Care On-Site Survey Overview

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A snapshot of the survey process

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , On-Site Survey Process

03/09/2015
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Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Guide

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2015 Guide to Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

Related Items: Accreditation Answers , Accreditation Help , Accreditation Process , Addictions , Becoming Accredited , Behavioral Health Care

03/09/2015