Continuous compliance starts with staff who know what The Joint Commission requires. The 2022 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care (CAMAC) provides all the key information your organization needs to power performance improvement and maintain continuous standards compliance. It features the official Joint Commission standards, National Patient Safety Goals®, and other accreditation requirements, including standards and elements of performance for the optional Primary Care Medical Home certification.
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Understanding Which Standards Apply. The Joint Commission surveys many types of organizations under the ambulatory health care standards, including ambulatory surgery centers, community health centers, imaging centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care clinics. (See the section on Settings below for a longer list of settings.) Eligibility requirements will differ based on the services provided and the survey option you select. Standards for all these settings appear in the 2022 CAMAC. The goal of this manual’s "Standards Applicability Process" chapter is to help each organization determine which specific standards and EPs in the manual apply to its setting(s), service(s), and program(s).
Standards: All ambulatory care standards
Setting: Organizations accredited under the Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program, including surgery centers, community health centers, group practices, imaging centers, telehealth providers, sleep labs, rehabilitation centers, student health centers, urgent care clinics, and other ambulatory providers
Key Audience: Staff working on accreditation, compliance, patient safety, or quality improvement