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Standardize and Improve Operations

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The Joint Commission accreditation process helps organizations apply standardized processes across programs, staff, and locations to improve efficiency, reduce variation, and help position your organization for further growth.

Return on Investment

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We evaluated ambulatory surgery center organizations and determined their ROI from Joint Commission accreditation was found to be 628 percent, so for every dollar invested, that dollar is returned along with an additional $6.28.

Exclusive Business Intelligence Dashboards

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DASH (Data Analytics for Safe Healthcare) — our exclusive suite of complimentary business intelligence tools — assembles key performance data in one place, allowing organizations to spot trends in performance and prioritize your improvement efforts for maximum impact.

Program Recognitions

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Many regulatory agencies, payers and managed care contractors require Joint Commission accreditation for reimbursement, certification, or licensure, and as a key element of their participation agreements.

Learn more about state and payor recognitions for ambulatory health care.

Experienced Surveyors

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Our surveyors are clinical and administrative professionals experienced in ambulatory care settings. The clinical expertise of the surveyor is matched to the main specialty of the facility being surveyed. Averaging four surveys a month and undergoing annual training, our surveyors bring their vast experience and expertise to your doorstep.

Enhanced Staff Education

The accreditation process is designed to be collaborative and educational. Your staff will learn strategies to not only meet the intent of the ambulatory specific standards but, more importantly, improve performance of day-to-day operations.

Unmatched Customer Support

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We walk the journey with you. The Joint Commission offers unmatched support throughout the accreditation process to ensure you stay on track. Benefit from dedicated personnel, customized tools, and a wide variety of educational resources.

Competitive Advantage

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The Joint Commission’s well-recognized and highly respected Gold Seal of Approval® sets an organization apart from its competitors. It demonstrates to the community and staff that all components of a system are committed to providing the utmost quality and safest patient care and employee practices — that the organization strives not only to do things the right way, but to achieve excellence.