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Take 5: Ambulatory Surgical Centers Survey Changes for 2017

1/5/2017 10:26:00 AM

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, in order to better align with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) surveyor guidelines, 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).

The Joint Commission is adjusting its current survey team structure for ASCs to further enhance the already effective and rigorous survey process. Michael Kulczycki, executive director of the Ambulatory Care Accreditation program for The Joint Commission, discusses more. {5:45}

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Take 5: Workplace Violence

11/11/2016 12:07:00 PM

Workplace violence is a recognized hazard in the health care industry. The Joint Commission has launched an online resource center dedicated to preventing workplace violence in health care settings. This resource center provides a broad range of resources for health care organizations, health care professionals and the general public.

Ann Scott Blouin, RN, PhD, FACHE, executive vice president of Customer Relations for The Joint Commission, discusses more. [6:10]


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Take 5: JAMDA Study-The Joint Commission's Nursing Home Accreditation Predicts Quality

11/3/2016 6:18:00 PM

The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center (NCC) Accreditation program is designed to help providers achieve, maintain and demonstrate consistent excellence for those they serve. A new study published online suggests that Joint Commission Nursing Care Center Accreditation is a significant predictor of nursing home quality.

Gina Zimmermann, executive director of the Nursing Care Center Accreditation program for The Joint Commission, discusses more. [7:38]

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Take 5: Everything You Need to Know about the SAFER Matrix

8/30/2016 9:13:00 AM

Project REFRESH, the Joint Commission’s multiphase process improvement project, includes a transformative approach for identifying and communicating risk levels associated with deficiencies cited during surveys. This Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) approach provides organizations with additional information related to risk of deficiencies to help prioritize and focus corrective actions.

Carrie Mayer, MBA, Certified Master Black Belt, Leslie Smith, MS, Business Transformation Leader, and Caroline Heskett, MPH,  Business Transformation Leader, all in the Division of Accreditation & Certification Operations for The Joint Commission, discuss all that you need to know about the SAFER matrix. [11:00]

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Take 5: The New and Improved Quality Check Website


The Joint Commission recently continued its commitment to providing meaningful information about accredited organizations' performance to the public by updating its Quality Check® website.

Quality Check®, which launched in 1996, allows customers to search for Joint Commission accredited and certified organizations by city, state, name, zip code or by the organization's Joint Commission identification number.

Jenna Gillette, Accreditation Business Analyst, at The Joint Commission discusses more. [3:14]

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