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Eliminating Reuse of Blood Glucose Monitoring Devices

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The Joint Commission is urging all ambulatory care providers to take extra precautions regarding what we all might consider a fairly mundane device… namely, the humble glucometer (or blood glucose monitoring device).

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12/13/2017
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Eliminating Reuse of Blood Glucose Monitoring Devices

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The Joint Commission is urging all ambulatory care providers to take extra precautions regarding what we all might consider a fairly mundane device… namely, the humble glucometer (or blood glucose monitoring device).

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12/13/2017
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The Joint Commission Selected by Covered California for Medical Home Status

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Covered California has selected The Joint Commission as an approved accrediting body to fulfill its Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification incentive, with the goal of improving access to quality care for all patients – including ambulatory care patients – impacted by its health insurance plans.

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11/29/2017
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The Joint Commission Selected by Covered California for Medical Home Status

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Covered California has selected The Joint Commission as an approved accrediting body to fulfill its Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) Certification incentive, with the goal of improving access to quality care for all patients – including ambulatory care patients – impacted by its health insurance plans.

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11/29/2017
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Project REFRESH Debuts New Accreditation Survey Report - Jan. 1, 2018!

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The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Care customers told us their survey reports were often confusing to navigate. They asked us to redesign the survey report to make it more user-friendly and easier-to-understand.

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11/15/2017
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Project REFRESH Debuts New Accreditation Survey Report - Jan. 1, 2018!

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The Joint Commission’s Ambulatory Care customers told us their survey reports were often confusing to navigate. They asked us to redesign the survey report to make it more user-friendly and easier-to-understand.

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11/15/2017
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Emergency Management Final Rule Impacts Specific Ambulatory Customers

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In September 2016, The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) issued the Emergency Management Final Rule, a set of emergency preparedness and response regulations that applies to 17 health care settings, including ambulatory organizations.

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11/01/2017
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Emergency Management Final Rule Impacts Specific Ambulatory Customers

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In September 2016, The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) issued the Emergency Management Final Rule, a set of emergency preparedness and response regulations that applies to 17 health care settings, including ambulatory organizations.

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11/01/2017
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First Integrated Care Certified Organization Shares Tips for Streamlining Processes

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The term “integrated care” is thrown around a lot in health care, but the recent emphasis on population health has made integration absolutely essential in providing safe care.

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10/18/2017
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First Integrated Care Certified Organization Shares Tips for Streamlining Processes

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The term “integrated care” is thrown around a lot in health care, but the recent emphasis on population health has made integration absolutely essential in providing safe care.

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10/18/2017
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Standards Interpretation Group Collaborates Via Conference Call

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We’ve talked about Project REFRESH a lot this year, but I want to take this opportunity to delve into one of the new ways the REFRESH initiative is allowing for more streamlined communication between organizations and the Standards Interpretation Group (SIG).

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10/04/2017
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Standards Interpretation Group Collaborates Via Conference Call

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We’ve talked about Project REFRESH a lot this year, but I want to take this opportunity to delve into one of the new ways the REFRESH initiative is allowing for more streamlined communication between organizations and the Standards Interpretation Group (SIG).

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10/04/2017
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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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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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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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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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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.

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08/09/2017
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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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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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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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