Accreditation Series: Standards, Preparation and Best Practices

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Accreditation is a foundational element for health centers aiming to provide safe, effective, and high-quality care to their patients. This series will provide Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs) with an in-depth guide to the accreditation process of four different accrediting agencies: the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), the Joint Commission (TJC), the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Who Should Attend:

UIO ED/CEOs, UIO Staff

Past Events

Accreditation at a Glance: An Overview of the AAAHC, the Joint Commission, CARF, and NCQA Standards

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Watch Recording    Presentation Slides

Feb 25, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

Presenters:

Zepporah Fuller | Director of Technical Assistance, NCUIH

Marc Clark | Senior Program Manager, Technical Assistance, NCUIH

Tiffani Stark | Public Health Project Assistant, Technical Assistance, NCUIH

Objectives:
  1. An overview of the AAAHC and TJC standards
  2. An overview of the CARF standards
  3. An overview of the NCQA standards

Accreditation Preparation and Best Practices:  The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

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Watch Recording    Presentation Slides

March 18, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EST

Presenters:

Mona Sweeney, CDR Shannon Beyale, Brian Robles

Objectives:
  1. An overview of the AAAHC standards and recent updates
  2. How to complete a UIO Facility Assessment using AAAHC standards
  3. AAAHC Best Practices for UIO site visits

Accreditation Preparation & Best Practices: The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

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April 8, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST

Presenters:

Michael Johnson (CARF); Dustin Richardson (Lifelines)

Objectives:
  1. An overview of the CARF standards and recent updates
  2. How to complete a UIO Facility Assessment using CARF standards
  3. CARF Best Practices for UIO site visits with special emphasis on changes during COVID-19

Accreditation Preparation & Best Practices: The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

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April 22, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EST

Presenters:

Dr. Anupama Balakrishnan (Santa Clara Valley); Christina Borden - NCQA speaker

Objectives:
  1. An overview of the NCQA standards and recent updates
  2. How to complete a UIO Facility Assessment using NCQA standards
  3. NCQA Best Practices for UIO site visits with special emphasis on changes during COVID-19