Accreditation

New accreditation decision: What will this mean for your facility in 2010 surveys?

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, September 1, 2009

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The Joint Commission has announced it will adopt a new accreditation decision for 2010. This decision, “Medicare Condition-Level Deficiency Follow-Up Survey,” is intended when surveyors assess a facility with one or more condition-level deficiencies out of compliance.
These condition-level deficiencies refer specifically to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoP). This new accreditation decision is based in part on The Joint Commission’s application for hospital deeming authority through CMS.

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