- Overview of a regulatory agency healthcare emergency management standards and/or regulations (choose one). Don’t just provide background. Be sure to take a deep dive and describe the importance of the regulatory agency and how their regulations have impacted healthcare.
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
- National Firefighter Professionals Association (NFPA)
- The Joint Commission (TJC)
Explanation & Answer
Running head: THE JOINT COMMISSION (TJC)
The Joint Commission (TJC)
THE JOINT COMMISSION (TJC)
The Joint Commission is a US-based accreditation organization. In the US, the
Commission accredits more than 21,000 healthcare programs and organizations. It also has an
international branch which accredits similar organization and programs around the globe. Many
states in the U.S. require the Commission's accreditation as a condition for claiming and
receiving Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. The Commission was founded in 1951, and it
has had other names in the past including Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
Organizations (JCAHO) and Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAH) (Roberts et al.,
Importance of TJC and how its regulations have impacted healthcare
According to its mission statement, TJC aims at continuously improving “health care for
the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and
inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.” It is
therefore easy to understand the role played by the organization in healthcare.
Primarily, TJC sets minimums standards for accreditation which every organization
seeking approval must meet. Other than setting standards, the organization sends surveyors every
once in a while to monitor compliance by all organizations accredited by it. Compliance surveys
are usually robust, and they ...