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Accreditation Survey Activity Guide For Health Care Organizations 2017
Provides information to help your organization prepare for an onsite Joint Commission accreditation survey. Includes an ordered list of survey activities, and details the logistical needs and objectives for each activity. Also makes suggestions about which staff members should participate in each survey activity. 2017 guide contains clarifications and corrections that are specific to the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) program.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Joint Commission
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Rural Public Health Agency Accreditation
Studies the barriers and opportunities to public health agency accreditation among state and local health departments serving rural jurisdictions.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Karen Harris, Jessica Bushar, Bhumika Piya, Maria Molfino
Date: 06/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies for Rural Public Health Agencies Seeking Accreditation
Enhances understanding of how public health infrastructure may dictate rural health departments’ approaches to seeking accreditation.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Karen Harris, Jessica Bushar, Bhumika Piya, Maria Molfino
Date: 06/2008
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Facts about Critical Access Hospital Accreditation
Discusses accreditation of Critical Access Hospitals, including benefits, standards, the survey process, performance measurements, and cost.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Joint Commission
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Survey & Certification - Certification & Compliance: Rural Health Clinics
Provides basic information about being certified as a Medicare participating rural health clinic (RHC) with links to applicable laws, regulations, and compliance information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Survey & Certification - Certification & Compliance: Critical Access Hospitals
Provides basic information about being certified as a Medicare Critical Access Hospital (CAH) provider and includes links to applicable laws, regulations, and compliance information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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State Survey Agency Directory
Contains a directory of state agencies that handle survey and certification of certain health care facilities including Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for compliance with the Medicare health and safety standards. Updated quarterly.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Critical Access Hospital Accreditation
Information on the Joint Commission survey process for certification of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Joint Commission
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