Accreditation

Joint Commission Survey Activity Guide for Hospitals

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, April 1, 2010

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Did you happen to note that the Survey Activity Guide (SAG) was last updated by The Joint Commission on February 11? We believe the subtle changes in the survey guide reflect potential changes in survey focus driven, in part, by the Commission’s ongoing effort to align with the CMS survey process.

The best guidance for preparing for survey is provided within the SAG itself. This guide is on your extranet site. But the SAG has a lot of information. Our intent is to help you identify a few nuances within these changes to be better prepared for the day the Joint Commission survey team arrives at your front door.

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