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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

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

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

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

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 Topics: Patient Safety Fact Sheets, Patient Safety, National Patient Safety Goals, Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care

12/28/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) accreditation

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) established an accreditation requirement in federal regulations in 2001 to help opioid treatment programs (OTPs) improve the quality of patient care, treatment and services delivered in the OTP setting.

Related Topics: Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Care, Accreditation Program, Opioids

12/08/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Facts about Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

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In 1969, The Joint Commission began accrediting providers of programs/services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and expanded in 1972 to include the evaluation and accreditation of organizations providing mental health and addiction services.

Related Topics: Accreditation Program, Behavioral Health Care, Fact Sheets

12/08/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Prepublication Standards – Revisions for Life Safety Standards LS.04.01.20 through LS.04.02.50

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The Joint Commission has revised additional standards (LS.04.01.20 – LS.04.02.50) of the Life Safety (LS) chapter applicable to residential behavioral health care facilities as part of the Behavioral Health Care accreditation program.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Behavioral Health Care, Life Safety Code

11/28/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Behavioral Health Care: 2018 National Patient Safety Goals

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2018 National Patient Safety Goals

Related Topics: National Patient Safety Goals, Behavioral Health Care

11/15/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Webinar Replay and Slides for Nov 7 webinar: Resources for Readiness

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This webinar covers some of the many resources provided by The Joint Commission to help organizations obtain and maintain their accreditation.

Related Topics: Webinar, Behavioral Health Care, Previous Webinar, Teleconferences

11/12/2017

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

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 Topics: Laboratory Accreditation Program, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, CMS, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Deemed Status

10/18/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services

Framework for Conducting a Root Cause Analysis and Action Plan

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A Framework for a Root Cause Analysis and Action Plan In Response to a Sentinel Event

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Home Care, Health Care Staffing, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Sentinel Event, Root Cause, RCA, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center

10/11/2017

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

Benefits of Joint Commission Accreditation

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Learn more about how Joint Commission accreditation can benefit your organization.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Accreditation, Fact Sheets, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Benefits of Accreditation, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care

10/09/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services, Palliative Care, Primary Care Medical Home, Integrated Care , Perinatal Care, Patient Blood Management Certification

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 Topics: Fact Sheets, Behavioral Health Care, Accreditation, Standards

09/11/2017

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

Revised Medication Management EPs Across Programs

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Joint Commission requirement.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, 2018 Joint Commission Requirement

09/01/2017

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

Sentinel Event Data - General Information

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Sentinel Event Statistics Data - General Information (2005 - Q2-2017)

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Sentinel Event Statistics, Health Care Staffing, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Disease-Specific Care, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care

07/19/2017

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

Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 1/13//2017)

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care, Sentinel Event Statistics, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center

07/19/2017

Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery

Revisions Continue for Life Safety and Environment of Care Chapters

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Joint Commission requirement.

Related Topics: Behavioral Health Care, Office-Based Surgery, Nursing Care Center, 2018 Joint Commission Requirement

06/30/2017
06/30/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services

Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

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Sentinel Event Policy and Procedures

Related Topics: Root Cause, Sentinel Event, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Patient Safety, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Home Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Root Cause Analysis Matrix

06/29/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care, Disease-Specific Care, Health Care Staffing Services

Webinar Replay and Slides: Building Your Safety Culture: A Job for Leaders

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April 27, 2017

 
In this webinar, The Joint Commission’s President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, offered attendees guidance on building your safety culture. an essential first step toward high reliability.

Related Topics: Ambulatory Health Care, Behavioral Health Care, Home Care, Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Previous Webinar, Patient Safety, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center, SAFER Matrix

06/20/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Webinar Replay and Slides for June 13 - Strategies for a Successful Survey

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Learn more about the accreditation survey and post-survey process for behavioral health care organizations in this one hour webinar. Led by Peter Vance, Field Director for the Joint Commission behavioral health surveyor team, you'll hear about what happens during an accreditation survey, the types o

Related Topics: Mental Health, Behavioral Health Care, Previous Webinar

06/16/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Webinar Replay and Slides: May 30 - Why Choose Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Accreditation

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This one hour webinar is sponsored by Billing Solutions for Behavioral Health and presented by Joint Commission staff.

Related Topics: Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care, Mental Health

05/31/2017

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

Joint Commission Deletes Numerous EPs from Nonhospital Accreditation Programs

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Joint Commission Requirement

Related Topics: 2017 Joint Commission Requirement, Critical Access Hospital, Home Care, Behavioral Health Care, Ambulatory Health Care, Office-Based Surgery, Laboratory Accreditation Program, Nursing Care Center

05/15/2017

Behavioral Health Care

Webinar Replay and Slides: May 9 - Orientation to Behavioral Health Accreditation Requirements

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This one hour webinar provides an orientation to the Joint Commission behavioral health accreditation requirements including where to find them, how to read them, and resources for assistance with them.

Related Topics: Mental Health, Previous Webinar, Behavioral Health Care

05/11/2017

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