The role of the Joint Commission in accrediting medical facilities Which facilities can be accredited? What are the goals of the Commission?
Much of this course is dedicated to educating you, the student, about compliance with quality standards. It is important to understand that compliance extends to every phone call, computer entry, claim submission, patient contact, visit, provider interaction, nursing care and so on. For this, your Final project, you will prepare a report about the role of the Joint Commission (JC).
To begin, please visit the Joint Commission website:
Source: The Joint Commission: The Joint Commission. Retrieved from http://www.jointcommission.org/
Additional research will be necessary. Please visit the Library for your research.
Write an essay discussing the following:
The role of the Joint Commission in accrediting medical facilities
Which facilities can be accredited?
What are the goals of the Commission?
How do existing Joint Commission guidelines impact facilities that are not accredited by the Commission?
What does it mean to a facility to be accredited by the Joint Commission?
Is it mandatory for organizations to be accredited by the Joint Commission? If not, what impact does not having such accreditation mean in terms of reimbursement?