By July New Roads expects to be fully accredited by the Joint Commission.
- The Joint Commission's standards and emphasis on clinical practice guidelines help organizations establish a consistent approach to care, reducing the risk of error.
- Provides a framework for program structure and management - Certification standards help organize the disease management program. This helps to maintain a consistently high-level of quality, using effective data-driven performance improvement.
- Joint Commission reviewers have significant experience evaluating disease management programs. They are trained to provide expert advice and education on good practices during the on-site review.
- Certification provides an opportunity for staff to develop their skills and knowledge. Achieving certification provides the clinical team with a concrete validation of their combined efforts.
- Promotes a culture of excellence across the organization - Meeting Joint Commission standards is an accomplishment recognized with the awarding of The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of ApprovalTM. Certified organizations proudly display the Gold Seal to advertise their commitment to health care quality.
- Achieving certification makes a strong statement to the community about an organization's efforts to provide the highest quality services.
- In some markets, certification is becoming a prerequisite to eligibility for insurance reimbursement, or participation for managed care plans and contract bidding.