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State Recognition Details

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The Joint Commission actively monitors state legislative and regulatory activities for the purpose of identifying additional opportunities for state reliance on Joint Commission accreditation/certification.

The Joint Commission’s various accreditation/certification programs are recognized and relied on by many states in the states’ quality oversight activities. Recognition and reliance refers to the acceptance of, requirement for, or other reference to the use of Joint Commission accreditation, in whole or in part, by one or more governmental agencies in exercising regulatory authority. Recognition and reliance may include use of accreditation for licensing, certification or contracting purposes by various state agencies. 
 

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State: Louisiana
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Health & Hospitals
State Reference: LAC 48:I.5001, and following
Setting/Service: Home and Community Based Services
Type of Recognition: Licensure

LAC 48:I.5016. Deemed Status through Accreditation*
A. An HCBS provider may request deemed status from the department. The department may accept accreditation in lieu of a routine on-site resurvey provided that:

1. the accreditation is obtained through an organization approved by the department;

2. all services provided under the HCBS license must be accredited; and

3. the provider forwards the accrediting body's findings to the Health Standards Section within 30 days of its accreditation.

B. The accreditation will be accepted as evidence of satisfactory compliance with all provisions of these requirements.
 
Accredited means:  the process of review and acceptance by an accreditation body such as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) or Council on Accreditation (COA)

 


State: Louisiana
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Health and Hospitals
State Reference: LAC 48:I.7317. Deemed Status
Setting/Service: Substance Abuse/Addiction Setting (24-hour facility, outpatient facility, opioid treatment program)
Type of Recognition: Licensure/Certification

A. If a licensed SA/A facility becomes accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations,the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, or the Council on Accreditation, or ifa SA/A facility that provides an opioid treatment program becomes accredited by an organization approved bySAMSHA, the SA/A facility may request deemed status from the department. The department may accept accreditation

in lieu of an on-site licensing survey provided that:

1. the accreditation is obtained through an organization approved by the department;

2. all services provided under the SA/A license must be accredited; and

3. the facility forwards the accrediting body's findings to the Health Standards Section within 30 days of its accreditation.

B. If approved, accreditation will be accepted as evidence of satisfactory compliance with all of the provisionsof these requirements.

The Joint Commission is recognized.


State: Louisiana
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Health and Hospitals
State Reference: LAC 48:I.6217. Deemed Status
Setting/Service: Therapeutice Group Home
Type of Recognition: Licensure/Certification

A. A licensed TGH may request deemed status from the department. The department may accept accreditation in lieu of a routine on-site licensing survey provided that:

1. the accreditation is obtained through an organization approved by the department;

2. all services provided under the TGH license must be accredited; and

3. the provider forwards the accrediting body's findings to the Health Standards Section within 30 days of its accreditation.

B. If approved, accreditation will be accepted as evidence of satisfactory compliance with all of the provisions of these requirements.


State: Louisiana
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Health and Hospitals
State Reference: LAC 48:I.9013. Deemed Status
Setting/Service: PRTF
Type of Recognition: Licensure/Certification

A. A licensed PRTF may request deemed status from the department. The department may accept accreditation in lieu of a routine on-site licensing survey provided that:

1. the accreditation is obtained through an organization approved by the department;

2. all services provided under the PRTF license must be accredited; and

3. the provider forwards the accrediting body's findings to the Health Standards Section within 30 days of its accreditation.

B. If approved, accreditation will be accepted as evidence of satisfactory compliance with all of the provisions of these requirements.


State: Louisiana
Program: Hospitals
Agency: Department of Health and Hospitals
State Reference: LAC 48: I. Chap 93
Setting/Service: Hospital
Type of Recognition: Licensure

A. Exceptions to these Rules and standards governing hospitals are as follows.

1. If a hospital does not provide an optional service or department, those relating requirements shall not be applicable.

2. If a hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or the American Osteopathic Association, the Department shall accept such accreditation in lieu of its annual on-site resurvey. This accreditation will be accepted as evidence of satisfactory compliance with all provisions except those expressed in §9305.O and P.


State: Louisiana
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Public Health and Safety
State Reference: LSA-R.S. 40:2009
Setting/Service: Residential Treatment Facilities (Participating in the LSA Medicaid Residential Treatment Option)
Type of Recognition: Medicaid

A. Any facility participating in the Medicaid Residential Treatment Option, providing residential supports and services, shall be accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, the Council on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, or the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services.

State: Louisiana
Program: Behavioral Health Care
Agency: Department of Public Health and Safety
State Reference: LSA-R.S. 46:153.5
Setting/Service: Mental Health Rehabilitation Providers
Type of Recognition: Licensure

The secretary is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations requiring any provider participating in the Mental Health Rehabilitation Program and providing mental health rehabilitation services to be accredited by an accreditation body. The rules shall be adopted in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.

State: Louisiana
Program: Home Care
Agency: Dept of Health & Hospitals - Medicaid
State Reference: 18.4 Provider Requirements - DME
Setting/Service: DME
Type of Recognition: L/C

DME Providers - Be accredited. Effective August 1, 2010, all applicants and currently enrolled DME and medical supply providers must submit proof of current accreditation as a prerequisite for enrollment, continued enrollment or reenrollment.


State: Louisiana
Program: Disease-Specific Care
Agency: La Emergency Response Network Board (LERN), DOH
State Reference: LAC I: 18705
Setting/Service: Comprehensive Stroke Center; Primary Stroke Center; Acute Stroke Ready Hospital
Type of Recognition: L/C

§18705. Attestation for Stroke Center Recognition

A. A hospital seeking level 1, level 2, level 3 or level 4 stroke center recognition will submit an affidavit of the hospital CEO to LERN detailing compliance with the requirements designated herein.

1. A center or hospital seeking level 1 CSC recognition which submits a copy of that level of certification by a LERN-recognized organization, such as the joint commission or other LERN approved accrediting/certification body, shall be assumed to meet the requirements for recognition.

2. A center or hospital seeking level 2 PSC stroke center recognition which submits a copy of that level of certification by a LERN-recognized organization, such as the joint commission, HFAP, or other LERN approved accrediting/certification body, shall be assumed to meet the requirements for recognition.

3. Although a center or hospital seeking level 3 stroke center recognition is not required to obtain certification by an external certifying body, a level 3 center which submits a copy of that level of certification by a LERN-recognized organization, such as HFAP or other LERN approved accrediting/certification body, shall be assumed to meet the requirements for recognition.

Joint Commission is a recognized accrediting/certifying organization.


State: Louisiana
Program: Ambulatory Health Care
Agency: Public Health - Medical Assistance
State Reference: LAC 50:I.2901, 2903, 2905, 2907, 2911, 2913, 2917, 2919
Setting/Service: Primary Care Medical Home
Type of Recognition: Additional Reimbursement

Community Care 2.0

B. Pay-for-Performance Measures and Reimbursement


1. P4P payments will be based on a pre-determined PMPM in accordance with PCP compliance with the following performance measures and shall be reimbursed on a quarterly basis. The PCP must attest to meeting certain performance standards and the department will monitor the PCPs for program compliance.


a. Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Screenings. A payment of $0.25 PMPM for recipients under the age of 21 will be made if all screenings are performed in the PCP's office.


b. National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 1 Recognition or Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Primary Care Home Accreditation. A payment of $0.50 PMPM will be made if the PCP provides verification of NCQA patient centered medical home Level 1 or higher status recognition, or JCAHO primary care home accreditation.


State: Louisiana
Program: Office-Based Surgery
Agency: State Board of Medical Examiners
State Reference: 46 LA ADC Pt XLV, § 7305
Setting/Service: Office-Based Surgery – Exempt Clinical and Surgery Settings
Type of Recognition: Licensure

A. This Chapter shall not apply to the following surgical procedures or clinical settings:

1. exempt surgical procedures include those:

a. requiring no anesthesia, using only local, oral, topical or intra-muscular anesthesia, those using regional anesthesia as defined by this Chapter or those using conscious sedation either individually or in combination; and/or
b. performed by a physician oral and maxillofacial surgeon under the authority and within the scope of a license to practice dentistry issued by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry;

2. excepted clinical settings include:

a. a hospital, including an outpatient facility of the hospital that is separated physically from the hospital, an ambulatory surgical center, abortion clinic or other medical facility that is licensed and regulated by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals;
b. a facility maintained or operated by the state of Louisiana or a governmental entity of this state;
c. a clinic maintained or operated by the United States or by any of its departments, offices or agencies; and
d. an outpatient setting currently accredited by one of the following associations or its successor association:

i. the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations relating to ambulatory surgical centers;
ii. the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities; or
iii. the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Chapter 73 continues on to say that any surgical procedures or clinical settings that do not fit into its exemptions must follow the standards/regulations laid out in the rest of the chapter for Office-Based surgery settings

The Joint Commission maintains a listing of state agencies that recognize accreditation/certification. These lists have been compiled from a variety of sources and are intended to identify state regulatory agencies that recognize and/or rely on accreditation in lieu of specific state licensure or certification requirements. The Joint Commission makes no claims about the accuracy of this list and it should be considered a reference document. Joint Commission accredited organizations are strongly encouraged to inquire with their state regulatory agency for a full description of the recognition and any additional requirements the state agency may have.