The Joint Commission
Michael W. Kaba, MBA, MS, has joined The Joint Commission as its chief human resources officer. He began June 29.
A third of Medicare/Medicaid-certified long-term care providers surveyed by The Joint Commission during the first half of this year didn't meet basic hand hygiene requirements, according to recent data.
The Accreditation Commission for Health Care has released new standards for long-term care pharmacies. The standards are based on regulations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention and other "pertinent organizations and authorities," ACHC announced July 17.
Independent accrediting organizations currently are not allowed to grant skilled nursing facilities "deemed status" as Medicare providers, and a prominent long-term care advocacy group wants the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to continue the status quo when issuing a forthcoming regulation.
After more than two decades rising through the ranks at the Joint Commission, Gina Zimmermann's career can partially be ascribed to ethics instilled by her parents.
Nursing homes that are voluntarily accredited by The Joint Commission say they have a more robust culture of resident safety than non-accredited facilities, new study results disseminated by the group suggests.
Enhanced standards from The Joint Commission complement new guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Both emphasize improving the quality of life of long-term care residents.