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From the AHAP Blog: ANA praises Joint Commission standards for nurse-led medical homes

Accreditation Insider, May 31, 2011

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The American Nurses Association (ANA) issued a press release applauding The Joint Commission for implementing standards that allow nurse-led practices to qualify as primary care medical homes.

Beginning July 1, The Joint Commission will use a final set of ambulatory care guidelines to accredit primary care medical homes, a decision the ANA says will give advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) the opportunity to provide services to patients under an innovative care delivery model.

Medical homes have been encouraged by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a way to provide more cost-effective, high-quality, patient-centered care, as well as more choice and access to patients seeking care.

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