Front Range Hospice and Joint Commission Standards
Front Range Hospice is the first privately owned Joint Commission Accredited Hospice in Colorado. This means that we have voluntarily agreed to meet a standard that is significantly higher than required by the State or Federal Government. We chose to do this to ensure you and your family that you were choosing a hospice that stands for quality care. The Joint Commission accreditation focuses on patient and staff safety and that is why we have chosen to make it an active part of Front Range Hospice.
Accreditation is a periodic external evaluation by recognized experts that
provides impartial evidence of the quality of care delivered to patients.
Preparing for accreditation affords your organization the opportunity for an
in-depth review of its patient safety and care delivery processes. Achieving
accreditation demonstrates your organization’s ongoing commitment to
safeguard your patients, staff and brand.
Why Joint Commission accreditation?
Reputation and Recognition
Nationally recognized by CMS for hospice Medicare certification, we are
the only accreditor currently recognized for the maximum six year term
(renewed in 2009). We are also recognized by many states for licensure
Our recognitions can help you:
• Reduce duplicative surveys
• Minimize staff interruptions
• Position your business for growth
• Ensure compliance with state regulations
• Meet payer and referral source requirements
As the only accreditor to represent the entire continuum of care, our
accredited hospices are immediately recognized for their deep abiding commitment
to quality end of life care. Achieving our coveted “Gold Seal of
Approval” can better position your hospice as a quality-oriented partner
within care transition teams and among emerging accountable care organizations.
Information received from http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/Hospice%20Value%20Brochure%202010.pdf as of 3/22/2013