Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care

Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Care
2024 Ed.
2024 © Joint Commission Resources, Inc.
The Joint Commission Resources
ISBN-13: 978-1-63585-352-0
eISBN-13: 978-1-63585-353-7
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement , Primary Care


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.

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. Standards for all these settings appear in the 2024 CAMAC. Eligibility requirements will differ based on the services provided and survey option you select.

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

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