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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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2017 Survey Activity Guide

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This revision to the Organization Survey Activity Guide contains additional corrections to the Life Safety and Environment of Care Document List and Review Tool to more closely align with the standards changes issued in January, 2017.

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

02/06/2017
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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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2017 Review Process Guide for Certification for Palliative Care

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The 2017 Palliative Care Certification Review Process Guide is now available. There are minimal changes to the contents for 2017 and no change to the onsite review process.

Related Items: Home Care , Hospital , Palliative Care , Review Process Guide

12/21/2016
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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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Home Care: 2017 National Patient Safety Goals

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2017 National Patient Safety Goals

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12/02/2016
11/22/2016
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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2016 Survey Activity Guide

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Corrected - The August, 2016 release of the Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations included contents regarding California hospital survey activities that were discontinued as of May 2016.

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

11/14/2016
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10/05/2016
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APPROVED: Updates for the Integrated Care Certification Program

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Effective January 1, 2017, The Joint Commission has expanded applicability and updated standards for its voluntary Integrated Care Certification program.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Integrated Care Certification , 2017 Joint Commission Requirement

10/05/2016
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The Joint Commission Presents 2016 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®

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The Joint Commission presented the 2016 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award to BrightStar Care®, recognizing the national home health care franchisor for its efforts to promote the delivery of high quality, in-home care to its franchisees through Joint Commission accreditation.

Related Items: Patient Safety , Quality , Home Care

09/29/2016
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Joint Commission Website E-Alerts

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E-alerts now available for Joint Commission Podcasts - update your subscription to sign up today!

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

09/26/2016