Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:Nonprofit Accrediting Orgs, Regulatory Bodies, and Professional Associations in U.S. Health Care
Slide content:Accreditation, Regulation, and Professional Associations Nonprofit Accrediting Organizations The Joint Commission ( TJC ) URAC (formerly called Utilization Review Accreditation Commission) National Committee for Quality Assurance ( NCQA ) Regulatory Agencies Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Professional Associations 5
Slide notes:In this lecture, well describe health care accreditation bodies, regulatory agencies, and professional associations. W ell begin by reviewing t hree nonprofit groups that accredit health care organizations. These are The Joint Commission, or TJC , URAC , which was originally known as the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance or NCQA . The following discussion will concern regulatory agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, a consumer protection agency that approves and regulates drugs and medical devices. Finally, professional associations will be considered in terms of their role in boosting the quality of the medical profession. 5