Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Long-term Care Facilities
Slide content:Financial and Quality Issues - 2 The Joint Commission Independent nonprofit agency Performs on-site visits Health care facilities volunteer for certification 9
Slide notes:Another important organization to know about is The Joint Commission. This is an independent, nonprofit agency that evaluates and accredits medical care facilities for quality and safety. The Joint Commission performs on-site visits to hospitals, nursing homes, urgent care centers, home care organizations, mental health care programs, and other facilities. Accreditation is not mandatory, but it is an important factor in Medicare approval for reimbursement. 9