Accreditation for hospice care organizations begin. 1992: The details of substantive complaints against accredited facilities and type I recommendations becomes public information (The Joint Commission, 2017). Accreditation for hospice care organizations begin. 1996: The sentinel event policy is established. The policy is then revised in 1998 to promote self- reporting of medical errors and encourage providers to closely review the events in efforts to determine the root cause (The Joint Commission, 2017). 1999: TJC develops a telephone number for anyone to be able to call TJC to share quality of care concerns. 2002: TJC establishes its first annual National Patient Safety Goals. In addition, disease-specific care certification programs launch. 2004: A Universal Protocol for preventing wrong site, wrong procedure, wrong person surgery is developed and announced to be effective July 1, 2004 (The Joint Commission, 2017). 2006: TJC begins unannounced on-site surveys. 2015: TJC launches an integrated care certification. This certification allows hospital and ambulatory care settings improve care coordination across the continuum of care (The Joint Commission, 2017).
8 Health care is greatly affected by laws, policies, and regulations. This paper has discussed the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, and The Joint Commission. The Affordable Care Act has changed the rules for health insurance companies and allowed many Americans to be insured which previously would not have been able to. HIPAA began to ensure a person would not lose their health insurance when changing jobs and has evolved the manner of which protected health information is handled. The Joint Commission has developed to be a well-respected organization which ensures facilities which deliver health care maintains specific standards. TJC has also evolved to focus on patient safety and monitoring essential events in health care facilities. The goal of health care is to provide patient care, but the laws, policies, and regulations ensure the patients are safe and receive the care needed.
9 References Affordable Health California. (2017). Retrieved from - obamacare/ Heathcare.gov. (2017). Retrieved from HIPAA Journal. (2017). Retrieved from The Joint Commission. (2017). Retrieved from - history-timeline_through_20161.PDF
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