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Health Information Management Articles by Topic: Joint Commission

Involve HIM in Joint Commission survey preparations

  • HIM-HIPAA Insider, Issue 26, June 28, 2011

    Does HIM play a role in Joint Commission survey readiness at your hospital?

HIM’s top 10 problematic Joint Commission EPs

  • HIM-HIPAA Insider, Issue 20, May 17, 2011

    Almost all hospital HIM departments struggle with some Joint Commission EPs.. Surveyors continue to...

Comply with MM.04.01.01 documentation requirements

  • HIM-HIPAA Insider, Issue 11, March 15, 2011

    Jean S. Clark, RHIA, CSHA addresses Joint Commission standard MM.04.01.01 (orders for medication...

Review your policies to ensure compliance with new, revised Joint Commission RC standard EPs

  • HIM-HIPAA Insider, Issue 5, February 1, 2011

    Are you questioning your readiness for the recently approved Joint Commission patient-provider...

Medical record documentation makes Joint Commission top 10 noncompliance list for first half of 2010

  • HIM-HIPAA Insider, Issue 44, November 9, 2010

    It should come as no surprise that medical record documentation made the list for top standards...

Q&A: H&P for patients undergoing moderate or deep sedation?

  • HIM-HIPAA Insider, Issue 37, September 21, 2010

    Q: Is a history and physical (H&P) exam necessary for patients undergoing moderate or deep...

Report card helps track timing and dating success

  • HIM-HIPAA Insider, Issue 30, August 3, 2010

    Shelia Hull, RN, Joint Commission specialist at Pikeville (KY) Medical Center, was with the...

Master ongoing record review for survey success

  • HIM-HIPAA Insider, Issue 18, May 11, 2010

    Although The Joint Commission has not focused on the ongoing record review (ORR) process during...

Medical Records Briefing, January 2010

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 1, January 1, 2010

    This month’s 16-page expanded issue includes our four-page quarterly insert that focuses on...

Medical Records Briefing, December 2009

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 12, December 1, 2009

    The December issue of MRB is full of time-saving tips and information for HIM directors. This...

Standards of the month

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 11, November 1, 2009

    Surveyors continue to cite hospitals for physicians’ failure to sign, date, and time entries...

Medical Records Briefing, November 2009

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 11, November 1, 2009

    Inside: Education, credentials just two of many factors that affect salary Ensure that BA...

Understand changes for restraint and seclusion requirements to ensure survey success

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    July 1 marked large-scale changes for hospitals that use The Joint Commission (TJC) for deemed...

Medical Records Briefing, October 2009

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 10, October 1, 2009

    This month’s 16-page expanded issue includes our four-page quarterly insert that focuses on...

Amendments require hospitals' charges to become public information

  • HIM-HIPAA Insider, Issue 39, September 29, 2009

    A transparency amendment to the health reform bill (HR 3200) was approved September 24 by the House...

Provide accurate and knowledge-based information at your facility

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    IM.03.01.01: Knowledge-based information Unlike standards now in the RC chapter of the...

Medical Records Briefing, September 2009

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 9, September 1, 2009

    This month’s issue covers a wide variety of topics of interest to HIM directors. Our cover...

Survey watch: Sign, date, time: The HIM director’s continuing quest for compliance

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 8, August 1, 2009

    Obtaining physicians’ signatures on their orders usually isn’t difficult. Asking them...

Medical Records Briefing, August 2009

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 8, August 1, 2009

    This month’s issue covers a wide variety of topics of interest to HIM directors. Our cover...

Survey watch: H&Ps continue to cause headaches for HIM directors

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 7, July 1, 2009

    Obtaining a timely history and physical (H&P) remains a constant challenge for most HIM...

Understand the requirements for the privacy, security, and integrity of health information: IM.02.01.01 and IM.02.01.03

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 6, June 1, 2009

    Although the privacy, security, and integrity of health information have not been subjected to...

Medical Records Briefing, June 2009

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 6, June 1, 2009

    This month’s issue is full of time-saving tips and guidance. Our EHR beat column features one...

Ensure compliance with IM.01.01.03 to prepare for disasters and other emergencies

  • HIM-HIPAA Insider, Issue 15, April 14, 2009

    Develop worst-case scenarios similar to the one described and train staff members at all levels of...

Ensure compliance with IM.01.01.03 before a disaster or other emergency strikes

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    Editor’s note: This column continues our series of articles for 2009 regarding The Joint...

Consider these six tips to ensure Joint Commission compliance in 2009

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    You’ve conducted countless mock surveys, made important changes to enable process...

Medical Records Briefing, April 2009

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 4, April 1, 2009

    This month?s issue is full of time-saving tips and guidance related to Joint Commission changes...

Joint Commission reduces the number of new and revised requirements to take effect in April

  • HIM-HIPAA Insider, Issue 13, March 31, 2009

    To maintain deeming authority with CMS, The Joint Commission will implement only 87 changes instead...

Consider ways in which a hybrid or electronic record could affect compliance with IM.02.01.03

  • HIM-HIPAA Insider, Issue 5, February 3, 2009

    The 2009 Joint Commission standards may pose unique challenges for hospitals with hybrid or fully...

Comply with IM.01.01.01 as information flows throughout your organization

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 2, February 1, 2009

    by Jean S. Clark, RHIA This column continues our series of articles for 2009 regarding The Joint...

Understand how your EHR or hybrid record may affect Joint Commission compliance

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 2, February 1, 2009

    Your to-do list in 2009 will probably remain relatively unchanged, with several tried-and-true...

Review new and revised Joint Commission requirements that took effect January 1

  • HIM-HIPAA Insider, Issue 2, January 13, 2009

    Effective January 1, 2009, The Joint Commission has made several changes to its accreditation...

Understand new Joint Commission scoring systems, symbols, and chapters for 2009

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 1, January 1, 2009

    by Jean S. Clark, RHIA Editor’s note: This column introduces our series of articles for 2009...

Read new Joint Commission FAQ regarding acceptable abbreviations

  • HIM-HIPAA Insider, Issue 48, December 9, 2008

    The Joint Commission posted an FAQ November 24 that pertains to acceptable abbreviations

Requirements for patient discharge and transfer

  • HIM Briefings, Issue 12, December 1, 2008

    by Jean S. Clark, RHIA Editor’s note: This column is a continuation of our series on...

Where can I find the medical record delinquency form on The Joint Commission Web site?

  • HIM-HIPAA Insider, Issue 46, November 25, 2008

    Ask the expert: Where can I find the medical record delinquency form on The Joint Commission Web...

May we use standing orders for drugs and biologicals?

  • HIM-HIPAA Insider, Issue 44, November 11, 2008

    Ask the expert: May we use standing orders for drugs and biologicals?