HHCN Franchise Forum: The Financial Benefits of Investing in Quality and Safety

This article is sponsored by The Joint Commission. This article is based on a Home Health Care News virtual discussion hosted by Ashley Zagotta, with input from Vicki Cantwell, Director of Market Research and Stakeholder Engagement at Joint Commission and Bethany Marek, Associate Director of Market Research at Joint Commission. The discussion took place virtually […]

Voices: Beth Ann Longo, Associate Director, Department of Research, The Joint Commission

This article is sponsored by The Joint Commission. In this Voices interview, Home Health Care News sits down with Beth Ann Longo, Associate Director of The Joint Commission’s Department of Research, to learn about the value of Joint Commission accreditation for home-based care providers. Longo also shares results from a recent Joint Commission study on […]

How The Joint Commission’s SAFER® Dashboard Brings Data Intelligence Solutions to Home-Based Care

You don’t know what you don’t know. This saying rings true for many home-based health care organizations working toward Joint Commission accreditation. Previously, these organizations could only capture their information by manually collecting, organizing and analyzing their own data. Even after completing belaboring manual work, they still had difficulty understanding the totality of the data […]

Home Care Conference: A Discussion with Joint Commission

This article is brought to you by the Joint Commission. The article is based on a panel discussion that took place during a live Q&A session with Jason Vanhoose, Associate Director of Business Development for the Home Care Accreditation Services with the Joint Commission; Josie Rhoades, VP of Clinical Operations at Brightstar; and Kate Proctor, […]

Feds Scrap Proposal to Make Home Health Accreditor Inspections Public

Federal health officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have rescinded a proposal that would have required private accreditors to make public any problems or violations they found during inspections of home health agencies. In April, CMS put forward the proposal to require accrediting organizations to post inspection reports and correction plans […]

Joint Commission Launches Palliative Care Accreditation

More and more home care organizations are recognizing that there’s a true need for palliative care in the United States, and that adding those services can make their organization stand out from the competition. Beginning this summer, home care organizations that already offer palliative care will have an opportunity to distinguish themselves even further. The […]

Joint Commission Reapplies for Home Health Accreditation Recognition

The Joint Commission has applied to renew its home health agency accreditation program, with the Federal Register soliciting public comment on whether the organization’s requirements meet or exceed the Medicare conditions of participation.  In order to provide reimbursable services to Medicare beneficiaries, home health agencies must meet certain requirements under the Social Security Act, which […]