The role of the Joint
Commission in accrediting medical facilities
Which facilities can be
What are the goals of
How do existing Joint
Commission guidelines impact facilities that are not accredited by the
What does it mean to a
facility to be accredited by the Joint Commission?
Is it mandatory for organizations
to be accredited by the Joint Commission? If not, what impact does not having
such accreditation mean in terms of reimbursement?
a memorandum where:
You are the
administrator of the health information department for a medium-sized facility.
You have just been informed by the compliance officer that the Joint Commission
will be visiting your facility and will be focusing on your department.
Begin the memorandum by
including information you believe will be important for your personnel to know
to prepare for the visit.
possible questions that the Commission might have for you in terms of
How will you and your
department respond to these questions? How will you manage any negative findings
during the visit?
Finally, discuss how
current noncompliance findings can be avoided in the future in this memorandum.
Complete both part of
the Assignment as follows:
Part I should cover 4–5
Part II should cover 2–3
Use the Joint Commission
website as one source and at least two other sources for your topic — a minimum
of three references total.
All formatting and
references should use APA style.
Total of 8–10 pages
including the title page and reference page.