2024 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care (CAMAC)

ISBN# 9781635853520

The official Joint Commission accreditation manual for all types of ambulatory care settings.

Release Date: December 15, 2023. Softcover. 694 pages. No Update Service. 

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2024 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care (CAMAC)
  • 2024 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care (CAMAC)
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U.S. Standards
Product Description

Product Description

The 2024 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care (CAMAC) features the official Joint Commission standards, elements of performance (EPs), National Patient Safety Goals®, and other accreditation requirements, including those for the optional Primary Care Medical Home certification.

Please note:This hard-copy manual does not have an Update Service. The CAMAC 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 surveys many types of organizations under the ambulatory care standards, including ambulatory surgery centers, community health centers, imaging centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care clinics. (See the section on Settings below for a longer list of settings.) Standards for all these settings appear in the 2024 CAMAC. Eligibility requirements will differ based on the services provided and survey option you select. More information is available in the “Standards Applicability Process” chapter of the CAMAC or E-dition and on The Joint Commission’s website.

Key Topics

  • “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 Primary Care Medical Home 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
  • Keys to successfully using the manual for survey preparedness

Key Features

  • Icons to help navigate documentation requirements as well as risk areas
  • “What’s New” summary of changes made since the previous edition

Standards: All ambulatory care standards

Setting: Organizations accredited under the Ambulatory Care Accreditation Program, including surgery centers, community health centers, group practices, imaging centers, telehealth providers, sleep labs, rehabilitation centers, student health centers, urgent care clinics, and other ambulatory providers

Key Audience: Staff working on accreditation, compliance, patient safety, or quality improvement

If you prefer this manual in digital format, get the PDF version of the 2024 CAMAC. Choose E-Book or Site License in the drop-down menu for Book Format above.

If you’d prefer an abridged version with just the requirements, consider the 2024 Standards for Ambulatory Care.

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