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Let’s Make Dialysis Safer – Together!

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The Joint Commission as an organization makes a special effort to partner with like-minded organizations to improve disease care. At the ambulatory care level, we work with state and national associations on specific disease interventions.

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09/20/2017
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Get “The E Factor” at the Annual Ambulatory Care Conference: Oct. 18-19, 2017

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Today, engagement isn’t optional for those who work in healthcare or for the patients who seek their care. Unprecedented change is disrupting the health care industry; the only way we can hope to successfully navigate it and achieve our clinical quality goals is through 100 percent commitment among stakeholders.

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09/06/2017
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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05/31/2017
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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.

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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.

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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.

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04/13/2017
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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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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.

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03/08/2017
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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.

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02/22/2017
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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.

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02/07/2017
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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?

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01/25/2017
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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).

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01/10/2017
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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.

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12/21/2016
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CITe Database Embraces Observation-Centric Focus

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Initially rolled out to our accredited hospital customers, the CITe database is now bringing consistency in the survey report process to all Joint Commission accredited organizations, including our ambulatory care customers.

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12/07/2016
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Workplace Violence - Are You Being A Good Shepherd?

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, attacks on health care workers account for almost 70% of all nonfatal workplace assaults causing days away from work in the United States. In fact, health care staff are regularly harassed, threatened or attacked every year in this country, and the rate of workplace violence does not seem to be slowing down.

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11/22/2016
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Check Out the New Book of Checklists!

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In the high-stress reality of ambulatory and office-based surgery settings, it’s easy to understand the desire to simplify complex tasks. Yet it has to be done in a way that helps make patient care safe and effective. That’s where checklists come in handy.

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11/08/2016
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Getting in Gear: Anti-Microbial Stewardship – Not Just for Hospitals Anymore

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Antibiotic resistance is currently a hot topic in health care. As an ambulatory care provider, is your knowledge up to date? Read what you need to know.

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10/25/2016
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In Search of Perfection

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As much as we all seek perfection – and that includes The Joint Commission – not all of us succeed in achieving it. But that doesn’t mean those of us in healthcare shouldn’t continue to improve and strive for perfection! With that thought in mind, I offer you our biennial summary of the Top 10 Most Challenging Standards for accredited Ambulatory Care organizations and Office-Based Surgery practices.

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10/11/2016
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