8 steps to achieving ASC accreditation

The Joint Commission outlined eight key steps for ASCs working toward accreditation:

1. Determine which survey options are the best, including deemed-status surveys for Medicare certification and special surveys for multisite care providers.

2. Review the necessary requirements for accreditation, including standards manuals, written document checklists, focus areas and the potential target survey month is the next step.

3. Assess survey readiness, including applicable requirements and policies and procedures that may need to be changed or updated.

4. Submit an accreditation application complete with a deposit.

5. Address areas where the center may be noncompliant with survey standards.

6. Take advantage of The Joint Commission's accreditation resources, including practice materials.

7. Undergo a comprehensive on-site review with surveyors from The Joint Commission. After the survey, a report will be given detailing the results.

8. Resolve any issues found during the survey and report back to The Joint Commission.

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