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Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Home Care

2018 Survey Activity Guide

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2018 Survey Activity Guide

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

02/16/2018

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Life Safety Code Update

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The Joint Commission announces three revisions across the “Life Safety” and “Environment of Care” chapters that will be effective March 11, 2018.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards

02/16/2018

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

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

02/16/2018

Ambulatory Health Care, Office-Based Surgery

Facts about Office-Based Surgery Accreditation

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The Joint Commission introduced its Office-Based Surgery (OBS) accreditation program in 2001. It serves as a quality oversight tool for smaller, office-based surgical practices.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Office-Based Surgery Accreditation, Accreditation Program

02/16/2018

Medication Compounding Certification

Facts about Medication Compounding Certification

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In January 2017, The Joint Commission began offering Medication Compounding Certification. The program was developed in response to patient safety and quality events related to medication compounding, including a multistate meningitis outbreak in 2012.

Related Topics: Hospital, Home Care, Certification, Medication Compounding

02/16/2018

Comprehensive Cardiac Center

Facts about Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification

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In 2017, The Joint Commission launched its Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification, a voluntary program for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals seeking an independent evaluation and recognition of their comprehensive cardiac center services.

Related Topics: Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification , Certification, Hospital

02/16/2018

Physician Leader Monthly February 2018

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Monthly e-newsletter for physician leaders.

Related Topics: Physician Leader Monthly

02/12/2018

Hospitals, Palliative Care

R3 Report Issue 11: Pain assessment and management standards for hospitals

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Effective Jan. 1, 2018, new and revised pain assessment and management standards will be applicable to all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals.

Related Topics: R3 Report (Newsletter)

02/12/2018

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Technical Assistance Teleconference List

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Bureau of Primary Health Care

 
Listen to audio replays of the Bureau of Primary Healthcare's monthly technical assistance teleconferences.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, BPHC - Teleconferences

02/09/2018

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Workplace Violence Prevention - Joint Commission Blog Posts

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Read blog posts from Joint Commission leaders.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital

02/08/2018

Hospitals

eCQM Vendor List

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View the eCQM Vendor List which includes all vendors that have embedded at least one hospital eCQM measure set.

Related Topics: Performance Measurement, Performance Measurement Systems, eCQM

02/08/2018

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Joint Commission Accredited Health Centers by State and HRSA Regional Divisions

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Joint Commission Accredited Health Centers by State and HRSA Regional Divisions

Related Topics: FQHC, Federally Qualified Health Center, Health Center, Community Health Center, BPHC-supported, BPHC Accredited Centers

02/07/2018

Bureau of Primary Health Care

Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by State

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Ambulatory Care Accredited BPHC-Supported Centers by HRSA Regionall Division (Formerly Field Offices)

Related Topics: BPHC-supported, Community Health Center, Health Center, Federally Qualified Health Center, FQHC, BPHC Accredited Centers

02/07/2018

Home Care

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions for Home Health Agency Final Rule in Home Care -- Additional Updates

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In response to revisions to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for home health, The Joint Commission began surveying deemed status home health agencies to updated home health regulatory requirements effective January 13, 2018.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards

02/07/2018

Hospitals

Table of Contents and Abstracts for The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS)

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Table of Contents and abstracts for The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety (JQPS) are showcased on The Joint Commission website.

Related Topics: Quality, Patient Safety

02/07/2018

Disease-Specific Care

Getting Started: How to Operationalize Performance Measures for Your Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification Program

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With updates to the Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification Program coming in January 2018, it’s critical for participating organizations to understand these new performance measurement requirements. Listen to this webinar replay for the information you need.

Related Topics: Stroke, Previous Webinar

02/07/2018

Ambulatory Health Care

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions for Emergency Management in Ambulatory Care -- Updates for Federally-Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics

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The Joint Commission had recently identified an issue that affected customers that are Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards

02/07/2018

Hospitals

2017/2018 ORYX Measure Reporting Requirements

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Information on modifications to the 2017 ORYX Performance Measure Reporting Requirements, along with 2018 reporting requirements is now available for accredited hospitals.

Related Topics: Hospital, ORYX

02/07/2018

Behavioral Health Care

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 Topics: Behavioral Health Care, R3 Report (Newsletter)

02/06/2018

Critical Access Hospitals

Facts about Critical Access Hospital Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has accredited hospitals for more than 60 years. In 2001, The Joint Commission introduced its program to accredit critical access hospitals. As of December 2014, there were 1,325 critical access hospitals in the U.S.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Critical Access Hospital, Accreditation Program

01/28/2018

Ambulatory Health Care, Bureau of Primary Health Care

Ambulatory Care Eligibility Requirements

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Eligibility requirements for organizations surveyed under the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program. After a comprehensive review of survey eligibility criteria, these requirements were revised to ensure that the eligibility criteria are current, relevant, and appropriate for organizations.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Survey Preparation, Eligibility

01/28/2018

Office-Based Surgery

Office-Based Surgery Eligibility Requirements

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Eligibility requirements for organizations surveyed under the Office-Based Surgery Accreditation Program. After a comprehensive review of survey eligibility criteria, these requirements were revised to ensure that the eligibility criteria are current, relevant, and appropriate.

Related Topics: Office-Based Surgery, Ambulatory Health Care

01/28/2018

Laboratory

Facts about Laboratory Accreditation

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The Joint Commission has been evaluating and accrediting hospital laboratory services since 1979 and freestanding laboratories since 1995. Today, The Joint Commission accredits about 1,500 organizations providing laboratory services.

Related Topics: Proficiency Testing, Laboratory Accreditation, Lab Advantage, Fact Sheets, Accreditation Program

01/28/2018

Facts about Quality Check® and Quality Reports®

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The Joint Commission has a longstanding commitment to providing meaningful information about the performance of accredited organizations to the public. The Quality Check® website,launched in 1996, fulfills this commitment.

Related Topics: Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Fact Sheets, Quality Check, Quality Report

01/26/2018

Ambulatory Health Care

Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview

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The 2017 Ambulatory Care Accreditation Overview provides a snapshot of The Joint Commission accreditation process for ambulatory care settings. Learn about survey process, standards, invaluable resources and more!

Related Topics: Accreditation Process, Ambulatory Health Care

01/26/2018

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