5 facts about The Joint Commission's Nursing Care Center Accreditation

The Joint Commission explained the prime facets of its Nursing Care Center Accreditation in a recent blog post.

Here's what you should know:

1. The Joint Commission launched the program in 2013 to help encourage "consistent excellence."

2. The program replaced The Joint Commission's long-term care accreditation program. The program focuses on a patient-and resident-centered framework, with a collaborative on-site evaluation program.

3. The program identifies areas of potential concern for both patients and providers. It also aims to minimize nursing home to hospital readmissions.

4. The program offers organizations specialty certifications in post-acute and memory care.

5. Interested organizations must pay an annual fee and an annual on-site fee. The Joint Commission determines the fees on a center-by-center basis.

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More articles on accreditation:
AAAHC surveyor to know: Gail Montgomery-Edwards
AAAHC surveyor to know: John Trocino
4 facts about The Joint Commission's standards

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