Preparing for a Community Health Center Joint Commission Visit

  • Saturday 1/29/2022
  • Time: 8:00 - 10:00 am
  • Course Code: 664SL
  • Cost: No Charge
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 256
  • Credits: 2 CE Hours
Mina Paul, DMD, MPH is the dental director of the Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center. She is the past president of the American Association of Dental Boards and the past chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry.

The Joint Commission (TJC) is a non-profit agency responsible for the accreditation of more than 21,00 healthcare organizations. The agency’s accreditations are used as a condition to determine the receipt of CMS reimbursement, and therefore, greatly influence community health centers’ (CHCs’) bottom lines and yearly revenue. With three-year accreditation cycles and unannounced survey dates, organizations must be up-to-date with and in compliance of all standards, processes, policies, and procedures. This is no small task, and usually requires significant time and resources to ensure certification is met with little risk of standards being cited for improvement. The instructor will share how community health center dental departments can prepare for an upcoming Joint Commission accreditation visit.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Identify and share challenges CHC dental departments face in preparing for a TJC visit
  • Examine steps your CHC dental department can take to ensure proper documentation, readiness of the dental clinic, and safety measures before your TJC visit
  • Undestand the lessons learned in preparing for a TJC visit in community health center dental departments
Recommended Audience: Dentist, Office