Nursing Care Center
Position Yourself for Greater Reimbursement Within Value-Based Purchasing
Position Yourself for Greater Reimbursement Within Value-Based Purchasing
Value-Based Purchasing is Here.
Are You Ready?

As the role of valued-based contracting increases in health care, states, insurers and payors are looking to identify ways to incorporate quality metrics in reimbursement or payment models - and they're looking to The Joint Commission.

Here are just some examples where Joint Commission Nursing Care Center Accreditation is used as a quality metric to allow payment approval, network participation, contract or licensure eligibility and higher rates of reimbursement for nursing homes: 

  • Value Scorecard - Certain payors/insurers recognize Joint Commission accreditation towards a center’s value score and offer higher rates of reimbursement when a threshold score is met. 
  • State Recognitions - State regulatory agencies leverage Joint Commission accreditation for defining quality.
    • State of Florida uses quality metrics to increase reimbursement to high-performing facilities. The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center Accreditation is one of the credentials recognized and awards points to centers achieving this distinction. 
    • State of Ohio accepts Joint Commission accreditation as a quality improvement project for meeting its nursing home quality initiative. 
    • State of Tennessee awards nursing facilities 10 bonus points for being accredited by The Joint Commission, positioning these centers for higher rates of reimbursement.
  • Network Participation - BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois requires Joint Commission accreditation for extended care facilities that wish to participate contractually as an HMO provider in the network.  

  • Alignment with Other Quality Metrics - Joint Commission accreditation is proven to help nursing homes enhance their quality outcomes. A study published in JAMDA shows Joint Commission-accredited nursing homes outperform non-accredited nursing homes on 8 of 13 key quality measures. 

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See how Joint Commission-accredited facilities out-perform other nursing homes.
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Learn why organizations choose The Joint Commission for their nursing care centers.

Take the Next Step!

See how The Joint Commission can help you meet quality metrics in your state. Request a call with one of our experts. We’re eager to get you the recognition you deserve.