Continuous compliance starts with staff who know what The Joint Commission requires. The 2021 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Home Care (CAMHC) provides 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 Community-Based Palliative Care certification.
Inside CAMHC you will find exactly what you need for standards compliance or survey readiness when you need it along with descriptions of the survey and decision process and checklists of the elements of performance that require written documentation. Get ready to power performance improvement and excellence in your organization!
Understanding Which Standards Apply. The Joint Commission Home Care Accreditation Program serves organizations providing care in the patient's place of residence or those offering community-based services. The types of settings most commonly served include home health, hospice, pharmacies, durable medical equipment providers (including DMEPOS), and personal care and support.
Standards for all these settings and services appear in the 2021 CAMHC. The goal of this manual's "Standards Applicability Grid" chapter is to help each organization determine which specific standards and EPs in the manual apply to its setting(s) and service(s). These applicability grids allow you to quickly identify the services and settings, as you identified them in your E-App and find related standards that apply to your organization.
"The manual is well written, well organized, and a definitive resource for home healthcare providers. It provides a nice framework for acquiring and sustaining accreditation from the Joint Commission as well as tips and tools focused on monitoring and maintaining compliance while rendering safe patient-centered care. Frequent updates to the manual are justifiable due the continuous changes and medical advances in healthcare."
-- Gwendolyn Oglesby-Odom, Ed.D., MSN, BSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC (The Regional Medical Center) Doody's Review - previous edition
The audience includes those at home healthcare organizations seeking accreditation and organizations looking to maintain their accreditation. The Joint Commission is an industry expert dedicated to improving and sustaining the quality of care provided to patients. The Joint Commission standards are used as benchmarks in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, ambulatory care, behavioral health, home health, and skilled nursing facilities. The Joint Commission is known for its comprehensive evaluation process and is one of the most recognized forms of accreditation.