*This is not a quality improvement initiative, but a verification program. This does not qualify as a state-mandated FPQC quality improvement initiative.
The pilot is designed to assess Florida maternity hospitals’ participation in a verification program and the potential impact on improving maternal care in the state. With one-year of funding provided by the Florida Department of Health, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) will pay initial site visit cost and first full year annual fee for any Florida maternity hospital willing to apply for and participate in The Joint Commission’s (TJC) ACOG Levels of Maternal Care verification program. This will cover nearly half of the cost of a hospital’s three-year participation. A hospital does not need to be a be a Joint Commission accredited hospital to participate in this program. Funding is available this fiscal year only (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023) on a first come, first served basis.
Applies to The Joint Commission for Levels of Maternal Care verification and schedules a site visit within 90 days of completing the application.
Commits to paying The Joint Commission’s second and third year verification fees.
Commits to fully completing both the FPQC’s online post-verification evaluation survey and evaluation interview in a timely fashion.
To meet the fiscal year deadline, The Joint Commission recommends submitting an application as soon as possible, but no later than January 2023. The Joint Commission survey should occur by March 2023. Questions related to timeframes please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In order for FPQC to pay onsite review and first full year annual fees, the hospital must acknowledge and commit to the following:
Commit to paying the second and third year verification fees to The Joint Commission.
Commit to scheduling the onsite verification site visit within 90 days of a completed LOMC application accepted and acknowledged by TJC.
Commit to fully completing an online evaluation survey about the verification process as well as an online evaluation interview within one month of the verification review.
Acknowledge that TJC will automatically bill your hospital upon application and that the FPQC will pay TJC directly upon completion of the initial site visit report. No action is required by the hospital in the interim.
Acknowledge that FPQC will be regularly informed by TJC on hospital progress with the verification process.
Acknowledge that FPQC will be informed by TJC of your hospital's applied and verified level of maternal care.
Acknowledge that any of your hospital's deficiency findings will be included in a statewide de-identified aggregate report by hospital level of maternal care.
Acknowledge that FPQC will be sharing the above information with the initiative funder, the Florida Department of Health.
Information about Maternal Levels of Care Verification