Health Information Management

Joint Commission makes changes to maintain deeming authority with CMS

APCs Insider, March 13, 2009

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by Jean S. Clark, RHIA

It seems as though we can never stay ahead of the curve with respect to changes to Joint Commission standards.

The most recent changes pertain to publication of the 2009 revised standards for hospitals that use The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) for deemed status. Finally, The Joint Commission's regulations are aligned with those of CMS.

You can read the complete article on the HCPro, Inc. Web site. Medical Records Briefing subscribers have free access to this article in the March issue via their online subscriptions.

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