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2019 Home Care Compliance Assessment Checklist
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2019 Home Care Compliance Assessment Checklist

Easy-to-use workbook that helps capture your home care, home health, hospice, or home medical equipment organization's compliance with Joint Commission standards and elements of performance.
Release Date: January 15, 2019. Approximately 868 pages.
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Product Description

Product Description

A straightforward, hands-on resource, the 2019 Home Care Compliance Assessment Checklist engages staff and leadership in accreditation activities with questions, checklists, and tracer tools. This self-assessment workbook is designed to help your home care, home health, hospice, or home medical equipment organization maintain continuous standards compliance and survey readiness. You have the option of reviewing high-risk or highly challenging areas in a given compliance area, or taking a more detailed look at individual elements of performance (EPs). The convenient compliance checklist includes new and revised EPs effective January 1, 2019.
Key Topics:
  • Assessment of standards compliance
  • Application of the SAFERTM Matrix
  • Evaluation of policies and procedures
  • Tracer methodology
  • Survey logistics
Key Features:
  • Compliance prompts to kick start conversations related to high-risk standards areas
  • Assessment questions that reflect all of the standards and EPs from the E-dition®/Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Home Care as of January 1, 2019
  • Tracer scenarios and worksheets to help conduct mock tracers and promote survey readiness
  • Writable PDFs (e-book only)
  • Available site license to allow accreditation prep team to share learnings and data regardless of proximity to each other
Standards: All home care standards effective January 1, 2019
Setting: Organizations accredited under the Home Care Accreditation Program, including those that provide home health services, personal care and support services, pharmacy services including infusion services and/or mail order and specialty pharmacies, long term care pharmacies and freestanding infusion centers, durable medical equipment services, and hospice services 
Key Audience
Accreditation managers
Quality managers
Nurse leaders
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Draft Table of Contents


Part 1: Prompts to Assess Your Standards Compliance

Accreditation Participation Requirements (APR) Compliance Prompts
Environment of Care (EC) Compliance Prompts
Emergency Management (EM) Compliance Prompts
Equipment Management (EQ) Compliance Prompts
Human Resources (HR) Compliance Prompts
Infection Prevention and Control (IC) Compliance Prompts
Information Management (IM) Compliance Prompts
Leadership (LD) Compliance Prompts
Life Safety (LS) Compliance Prompts
Medication Compounding (MC) Compliance Prompts
Medication Management (MM) Compliance Prompts
National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) Compliance Prompts
Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services (PC) Compliance Prompts
Performance Improvement (PI) Compliance Prompts
Record of Care, Treatment, and Services (RC) Compliance Prompts
Rights and Responsibilities of the Individual (RI) Compliance Prompts
Waived Testing (WT) Compliance Prompts

Part 2: Compliance Assessment Checklist

Accreditation Participation Requirements (APR)
Environment of Care (EC) 
Emergency Management (EM)
Equipment Management (EQ)
Human Resources (HR)
Infection Prevention and Control (IC) 
Information Management (IM) 
Leadership (LD) 
Life Safety (LS) 
Medication Compounding (MC)
Medication Management (MM)
National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) 
Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services (PC) 
Performance Improvement (PI)
Record of Care, Treatment, and Services (RC) 
Rights and Responsibilities of the Individual (RI)
Waived Testing (WT)

Part 3: Survey Logistics: Tracer Methodology and Planning Worksheets

Overview of Tracer Methodology
Conducting Mock Tracers
Worksheet 3-1: Home Care Accreditation Survey Activity Participants 
Worksheet 3-2: Required Survey Documentation Checklist
Worksheet 3-3: Mock Tracer Worksheet 
Worksheet 3-4: Comprehensive Organization Assessment
Worksheet 3-5: Program-Specific Tracer—Equipment Use and Storage 
Worksheet 3-6: Program-Specific Tracer—Hospital Readmission
Worksheet 3-7: Program-Specific Tracer—Fall Reduction
Worksheet 3-8: Planning a System Tracer—Data Use
Worksheet 3-9: Planning a System Tracer—Medication Management
Worksheet 3-10: Medication Errors Data Review 
Worksheet 3-11: Planning a System Tracer—Infection Control
Worksheet 3-12: Tracing the Environment of Care 
Worksheet 3-13: Competence Assessment Process
Worksheet 3-14: Leadership
Worksheet 3-15: Regulatory Review

Appendix 3A: Written Documentation Checklists

Appendix 3B: Focused Standards Assessment Risk Chart

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