The 2024 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Home Care (CAMHC) features the official Joint Commission standards, elements of performance (EPs), National Patient Safety Goals®, and other accreditation requirements, including those for the optional Community-Based Palliative Care certification.
Please note: This hard-copy manual does not have an Update Service. The CAMHC is published annually. The most up-to-date standards throughout 2024 are available electronically through E-dition®, found on your Joint Commission Connect® extranet site or available for purchase here.
Understanding Which Standards Apply.The Joint Commission Home Care Accreditation Program serves organizations providing care in the patient’s place of residence or those offering community-based services. The types of settings most commonly served include home health, hospice, pharmacies, durable medical equipment providers (including DMEPOS), and personal care and support. (See the section on Settings below for a longer list of services.) Eligibility requirements will differ based on the services provided and survey option you select; more information is available on The Joint Commission’s website. Standards for all these settings appear in the 2024 CAMHC. Eligibility requirements will differ based on the services provided and survey option you select. More information is available in the “Standards Applicability Grid” chapter of the CAMHC or E-dition.
“Gold tab” standards requirements, including the standards, EPs, National Patient Safety Goals, and Accreditation Participation Requirements effective January 1, 2024
Standards and EPs for optional Community-Based Palliative Care certification
“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
Integrated regulatory requirements for home health and hospice deemed status
Survey readiness tools, including compliance prompts, documentation checklists, and action planning worksheets in every standards chapter
Icons to help navigate documentation requirements as well as risk areas
“What’s New” summary of changes made since the previous edition
Standards: All home care standards
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: Staff responsible for accreditation, compliance, patient safety, or quality improvement
If you prefer this manual in digital format, get the PDF version of the 2024 CAMHC. Choose E-Book or Site License in the drop-down menu for Book Format above.