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

Nurse Leader Insider, September 21, 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 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.

According to The Joint Commission, if and when an organization has received this decision following a survey, the organization must then address the identified deficient CoPs. After this, a follow-up survey will be conducted on-site.

Editor's note: This excerpt was adapted from the article, "New accreditation decision: What will this mean for your facility in 2010 surveys?" featured in The Reading Room on HCPro's online resource center, www.StrategiesforNurseManagers.com.


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