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Transforming Your Health Center with Accreditation

Health Resources & Services Administration/Bureau of Primary Health Care (HRSA/BPHC) encourages health centers to undergo accreditation to support the achievement of national benchmarks and demonstrate the highest standards of health care quality. HRSA/BPHC will cover the cost for 330 funded federally qualified health centers’ (FQHC) to achieve Joint Commission accreditation and Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) certification.

When you choose to become accredited by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading performance improvement organization, you:

  • Create a structure for standardization across your center reducing unnecessary variation and risk therefore improving patient safety and quality.
  • Demonstrate to patients, employees, and the community, that your organization is committed to providing the highest quality services and improving patient experiences.
  • Help meet requirements for payers and managed care contractors’ participation agreements.
  • Fulfill CODA’s requirement for residency programs, and you will be eligible to receive funding from HRSA.

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HRSA Hub: Complimentary Resources

HRSA, in conjunction with The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources, created this hub to house all current educational offerings offered through HRSA by Joint Commission Resources. This hub includes webinars on topics such as infection prevention and control, medication reconciliation, and emergency management. Click the HRSA Hub registration guide to gain access.

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Getting Started

The first step to achieving accreditation and/or certification is to reach out to your Joint Commission representative. They are here to guide you through the process, provide preparation resources, and give access the standards. Listen to this webinar to hear one of our representatives walk you through the process.

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