Continuous compliance starts with staff who know what The Joint Commission requires. The 2022 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Critical Access Hospitals (CAMCAH) provides all the key information your organization needs to power performance improvement and maintain continuous standards compliance. It features the official Joint Commission standards, National Patient Safety Goals®, and other accreditation requirements, including standards and elements of performance for the optional Primary Care Medical Home certification.
The portable CAMCAH is spiral bound with color-coded tabs that allow you to find exactly what you need for standards compliance or survey readiness when you need it. It's lean and light, making it a perfect on-the-go reference. Keep it handy in meetings, during orientation and training, and as a practical overview of the Joint Commission’s accreditation requirements for everyone in your organization, from staff to leaders. Then, get ready to power performance improvement and excellence in your organization!
Please note: The CAMCAH is delivered annually. For the most up-to-date standards throughout 2022, access your E-dition® on your Joint Commission Connect® extranet site or consider purchasing the E-dition Critical Access Hospital version.
Not sure if your organization is a critical access hospital? A critical access hospital is defined by CMS as hospital that offers limited services and is located more than 35 miles from a hospital or another critical access hospital, or is certified by the state as being a necessary provider of health care services to residents in the area. It maintains no more than 25 beds that could be used for inpatient care. This manual won't apply unless you meet those criteria.
"Gold tab" standards requirements including the standards, National Patient Safety Goals, and Accreditation Participation Requirements effective January 1, 2022
"Blue tab" accreditation process information about Joint Commission policies and procedures and practical survey preparation information on the Early Survey Policy, documentation requirements, standards applicability, and more
Keys to successfully using the manual for survey preparedness
Integrated regulatory requirements for critical access hospital recognition
Icons to help navigate documentation requirements as well as risk areas
"What's New" summary of changes made since the previous edition
Color-coded blue and gold tabs allow you to find exactly what you need when you need it
Softcover, spiral-bound book
Standards: All critical access hospital standards
Setting: Critical access hospitals
Key Audience: Staff responsible for accreditation, patient safety, or quality improvement in critical access hospitals or the distinct part psychiatric and/or rehabilitation distinct part units within a critical access hospital.
Note: An Update Service is not offered for the CAMCAH. For the most up-to-date standards throughout 2022, access your E-dition® on your Joint Commission Connect® extranet site or consider purchasing the E-dition® Critical Access Hospital version.