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From the AHAP Blog: Joint Commission reduces full survey timeframe from 39 to 36 months

Accreditation Insider, November 23, 2010

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The Joint Commission will reduce the timeframe for surveys by three months. This new rule will go into effect January 1, 2011. Previously, hospitals could expect a survey within 18-39 months of The Joint Commission’s previous visit; that time frame will now be between 18-36 months.

The change comes as part of The Joint Commission’s offers to align with CMS requirements; CMS requires home healthcare agencies, advanced diagnostic imaging facilities, and providers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthodontics, and supplies to be surveyed within 36 months.

Visit the AHAP blog for more information.



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