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The Joint Commission recently added one new and updated 19 existing online FAQs to clarify variou
In case you missed it, The Joint Commission added a new frequently asked question (FAQ) and updat
MAY 13, 2015
Expect CMS surveyors to be referring to recommendations set out by The Joint Commission last fall
AUGUST 7, 2018
 Expect CMS surveyors to be referring to recommendations set out by The Joint Commission las
AUGUST 10, 2018
In case you missed it, The Joint Commission added a new frequently asked question and updated 19
MAY 5, 2015
 HFAP, one of the oldest accrediting organizations for U.S. hospitals, recently updated 13 o
AUGUST 23, 2018
HFAP, one of the oldest accrediting organizations for U.S. hospitals, recently updated 13 of its
AUGUST 21, 2018
The Joint Commission has clarified its expectations for the Life Safety (LS) and Environment of C
AUGUST 4, 2015
HFAP, one of the oldest accrediting organizations for U.S. hospitals, recently updated
OCTOBER 1, 2018
As we await new content on the PEP (aka the newly-popular Joint Commission offering, the Physical
JUNE 2, 2016
The 2017 Chicago session of The Joint Commission’s annual Executive Briefings saw a far-ran
DECEMBER 1, 2017
The Joint Commission has revised its policy for inclusion of physician practices in hospital and
NOVEMBER 7, 2013
 The Joint Commission announced an update of its “observer” definition in its a
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
The Joint Commission confirmed Thursday afternoon that a key figure in standards interpretation f
AUGUST 24, 2017
The Joint Commission confirmed Thursday afternoon that a key figure in standards interpretation f
AUGUST 29, 2017
In a new memo to its state survey agencies, CMS said it would use Joint Commission ligature recom
In a new memo to its state survey agencies, CMS said it would use Joint Commission ligature recom
OCTOBER 1, 2018
Together with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, The Joint Commi
HCPro, Inc., a leader in assisting hospitals with meeting The Joint Commission's National Patie
NOVEMBER 18, 2009
The Joint Commission has updated its frequently asked questions and answers with one regarding t
APRIL 25, 2014
The Joint Commission seeks public comment on a set of six draft patient blood management performa
MARCH 24, 2015
Wishing you could weigh in on The Joint Commission’s expectations about suicide risk? You h
MARCH 29, 2018
Wishing you could weigh in on The Joint Commission’s expectations about suicide risk? You h
MARCH 27, 2018
We track every move The Joint Commission makes to help ensure survey success at your hospital.
MARCH 5, 2015
  Have you considered seeking clarifications after a Joint Commission survey for t
One in three hospitals eligible for The Joint Commission's 'top performer' status has provided an
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
Over the next couple of months, several Joint Commission programs, standards, and updates will go
AUGUST 9, 2016
 Earlier this year, The Joint Commission updated its National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) on
DECEMBER 20, 2016
The Joint Commission this month launched a digital resource center aimed at reducing workplace vi
OCTOBER 11, 2016
Schedule regular maintenance of blanket warmers, update related policies, and ensure that nurses
AUGUST 24, 2017
The Joint Commission has revised its Life Safety standards LS.04.01.20 through LS.04.02.50 for it
DECEMBER 5, 2017
By John Palmer The Joint Commission has released a list of its 2018 Ambul
JANUARY 11, 2018
Editor’s note: The Joint Commission unveiled a new Medication Compound
AUGUST 1, 2017
The Joint Commission hopes to address the problem of patient suicides with a new Sentinel Event A
MARCH 1, 2016
This story originally ran on HCPro's OSHA Healthcare Advisor. The Joint Commissi
APRIL 19, 2018
The Joint Commission updated five requirements for accredited nursing care centers. The five elem
AUGUST 11, 2015
The Joint Commission this week announced revisions to its suicide
DECEMBER 13, 2018
The Joint Commission has revised several of its requirements for National Patient Safety Goal (NP
JUNE 13, 2017
And so, the flying fickle finger of compliance finally points portally (via The Joint Commission'
MARCH 17, 2016
The Joint Commission announced that as of March 1, its
MARCH 7, 2017
Joint Commission tracks legislation in the works Continuing Education Objectives
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
The Joint Commission (TJC) announced revisions to its anticoagulant therapy National Patient Safe
DECEMBER 18, 2018
Learn everything you need to know to stay ahead of Joint Commission surveyors. Dur
JUNE 23, 2016
 The Joint Commission recently released its final sentinel event statistics for 2017. The sa
As we continue our (hopefully not futile) attempts to peel back the layers of the current Joint C
MAY 18, 2017
The Joint Commission seeks comments from healthcare facilities about a proposed standard that wou
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare has released a data analytics tool that w
JANUARY 15, 2016
With CMS and accreditation organizations such as The Joint Commission (TJC) putting an emphasis o
MARCH 29, 2018
The Joint Commission (TJC) is encouraging healthcare organizations to take steps to support "
FEBRUARY 8, 2018
The Joint Commission has released its 2013 annual report on quality and safety, which also recogn
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
The Joint Commission’s deeming authority for hospital accreditation has been renewed by the
We track every move The Joint Commission makes to help ensure survey success at your hospital.
AUGUST 12, 2015
Apparently, The Joint Commission thought that hospitals haven’t gotten the message about li
JULY 1, 2019
The Joint Commission’s 2019 Executive Briefings were held September 14 in New York City. Of
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
Joint Commission postpones implementation of minimum standards for radiologic techn
Schedule staff drills and update emergency carts to prevent RFIs Malignant hyperthermia
OCTOBER 1, 2017
CMS review has prompted waves of changes. Even more changes to The Joint Commission&rsq
APRIL 20, 2017
The latest update to The Joint Commission’s Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospital
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
CMS and Joint Commission are cracking down on potential ligature and self-harm risks A
NOVEMBER 1, 2017
The Joint Commission (TJC) in a recent Quick Safety newsletter focused on providing tips
JULY 5, 2018
The Joint Commission released the most frequently report sentinel events and most frequent
APRIL 29, 2014
In an effort to resolve Plans for Improvement (PFI) more efficiently, The Joint Commission announ
What are the CMS and Joint Commission hot spots for 2016? Join Bud Pate, REHS, and Lisa Eddy, RN,
NOVEMBER 4, 2015
In November, The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined
JANUARY 13, 2016
In the “old” days, The Joint Commission’s FAQ page would indicate the date on w
JUNE 8, 2017
Expect CMS surveyors to be referring to recommendations set out by The Joint Commission (TJC) las
SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
This June, The Joint Commission released
JULY 26, 2018
This June, The Joint Commission released
AUGUST 2, 2018
The Joint Commission revised the rationale to Provision of Care standard PC.01.02.07, which discu
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
The Joint Commission last week, posted tips for complying with elements of performance (EP) 11-13
JUNE 17, 2015
The Joint Commission last week released prepublication standards that align the accreditor with C
JUNE 16, 2015
The Joint Commission (TJC) is encouraging healthcare organizations to take steps to support "
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
If you work in a Joint Commission-accredited facility, there's no doubt you try to impress Joint
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
 If you thought The Joint Commission and other accrediting organizations (AO) were already u
In the absence of any new content on The Joint Commission's Physical Environment Portal (the PEP
AUGUST 25, 2016
As of today, CMS, The Joint Commission, and HFAP will be surveying hospitals to the 2012 Life Saf
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Three revisions to The Joint Commission’s Life Safety and Environment of Care chapters will
FEBRUARY 6, 2018
Expect CMS to continue to put pressure on The Joint Commission (TJC) and other accrediting organi
OCTOBER 9, 2018
Ready for November’s deadlines? Joint Commission experts tell you how you might not be.
JULY 27, 2017
By A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) The Joint Commission (TJC) again
JULY 23, 2020
The Joint Commission has postponed the implementation of revised diagnostic imaging requirements
Blogs from industry experts in healthcare that keep users up-to-date on the latest happenings in their fields.
The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association plan to launc
JULY 28, 2015
For the last several years, The Joint Commission's semiannual list of the most-cited standards ha
AUGUST 4, 2015
As of August 1, The Joint Commission will no longer accept hospital Plans for Improvement for lif
JULY 19, 2016
In early January, The Joint Commission further clarified its position on the texting of patient o
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Keeping up with education and training with The Joint Commission and CMS Editor
Apparently, The Joint Commission (TJC) thought that hospitals haven’t gotten the message ab
JULY 1, 2019
The Joint Commission and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working on
AUGUST 23, 2016
The Joint Commission (TJC) this week announced revisions to its suicide prevention National Pati
DECEMBER 13, 2018
Twice a year, The Joint Commission publishes in its Perspectives newsletter a series of
OSHA in April released an update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health C
JUNE 18, 2015
Suicide prevention and ligature risk was a major topic at The Joint Commission (TJC)’s 2019
Expect CMS surveyors to be referring to recommendations set out by The Joint Commission (TJC) las
OCTOBER 1, 2018
Citing feedback that required further research, The Joint Commission last week announced it will
A webinar that will feature The Joint Commission will focus on the symptoms and safety implicatio
MARCH 26, 2014
The Joint Commission has eliminated its post-survey category of “Contingent Accreditation.&
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
The Joint Commission (TJC) is the latest healthcare heavy-hitter to call for better protection of
APRIL 18, 2018
This June, The Joint Commission released
JUNE 26, 2018
The Joint Commission has clarified its requirement that hospitals must have a written agreement w
The Joint Commission’s new Patient Safety Systems chapter will be added to the Comprehensiv
OCTOBER 21, 2014
The Joint Commission has released prepublication standards for its newly approved optional certif
MARCH 3, 2015
The Joint Commission released prepublication standards for its new Acute Stroke-Ready Hospital di
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
The Joint Commission recently approved the 2016 accreditation and certification decision rules fo
OCTOBER 6, 2015
The Joint Commission seeks comments on its proposed of Acute Stroke Ready Hospital (ASRH) perfor
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
The Joint Commission last week published jointcommission
APRIL 26, 2016
By A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) CMS wants The Joint Comm
DECEMBER 21, 2019
Last week, the good folks at The Joint Commission announced the list of the five most challenging
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
The Joint Commission has released prepublication standards for its Environment of Care (EC
MARCH 18, 2014
As of December 15, Joint Commission surveys for ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) will include a
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
The Joint Commission last week announced the development of a new optional advanced certification
APRIL 14, 2015
The Joint Commission recently posted some frequently asked questions (FAQ) online to revise its a
What are the CMS and Joint Commission hot spots for 2016? Join Bud Pate, REHS, and Lisa Eddy, RN,
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
The Joint Commission released revisions to its Patient Safety Systems chapter for 2016. The chapt
JANUARY 6, 2016
This spring, Joint-Commission-permits-texting-of-me
JUNE 28, 2016
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has contracted The Joint Commission to conduct a
DECEMBER 15, 2016
It appears that The Joint Commission is making good on its pledge to help reduce the number of su
JANUARY 1, 2018
The Joint Commission will include a new “Patient Safety Systems” chapter in its 2015
Effective immediately, The Joint Commission’s post-survey processes have been revised to sp
MARCH 10, 2015
When life safety surveyors—whether they come from The Joint Commission, CMS, or another acc
APRIL 14, 2015
The Joint Commission is putting its Top Performer on Key Quality Measures program on hiatus in 20
AUGUST 25, 2015
On January 9, 2017, Joint Commission
DECEMBER 27, 2016
On July 1, 2018, The Joint Commission will implement three new elements of performance (EP.) The
JANUARY 16, 2018
joint-commissions-patient-safety-systems-chapt
DECEMBER 28, 2015
On October 28, The Joint Commission (TJC) will retire it's eductional BoosterPaks resources. On D
OCTOBER 31, 2019
Patient handoffs continue to be a major concern for hospitals. In September, The Joint Commission
NOVEMBER 1, 2017
Expect CMS to continue to put pressure on The Joint Commission (TJC) and other accrediting organi
DECEMBER 1, 2018
Expect CMS to continue to put pressure on The Joint Commission (TJC) and other accrediting organi
DECEMBER 1, 2018
Q&A: Joint Commission exec answers SAFER matrix questions Editor&rsquo
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
The Joint Commission (TJC) announced revisions to its anticoagulant therapy National Patient Safe
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
You’ve probably seen ajoint-commission-surveyor-focus-re
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
The Joint Commission calls for better protection of medical staff This Ma
Core Privileges for Physicians, Sixth Edition is on its way! This updated, comprehensive
The Joint Commission (TJC) twice a year publishes in its Perspectives newsletter a series of top
JUNE 1, 2018
The Joint Commission (TJC) twice a year publishes in its Perspectives newsletter a series of top
JULY 1, 2018
The Joint Commission released survey data from the first half of the year showing that the overwh
AUGUST 31, 2017
The Joint Commission revised several hospice requirements to comply with the CMS Conditions o
The Joint Commission last week posted tips for complying with elements of performance (EP) 11-13
As of October 1, hospital-owned off-site emergency departments (ED) are eligible for The Joint Co
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
Through the third quarter of 2015, the top sentinel events reported to The Joint Commission were
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
It’s been eight months since The Joint Commission’s
AUGUST 16, 2016
The Joint Commission’s Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) are due for release on F
AUGUST 23, 2016
This appeared on the joint-commission-revises-med
AUGUST 10, 2017
On July 1, 2018, The Joint Commission will implement three new elements of performance (EP.) The
JANUARY 18, 2018
Terms of use synopsis
SEPTEMBER 4, 2008
The Joint Commission (TJC) recently released its final sentinel event statistics for 2017. The sa
Among ambulatory care facilities, The Joint Commission standard that states an organization gran
APRIL 3, 2014
New standards from The Joint Commission designed to align with the CMS will go into effect on Jul
JUNE 24, 2014
The Joint Commission this week issued a new Sentinel Event Alert calling attention to the misuse
JUNE 17, 2014
The problem of clinical alarm fatigue is so pervasive in hospitals that The Joint Commission crea
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
The problem of clinical alarm fatigue is so pervasive in hospitals that The Joint Commission crea
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
The Joint Commission seeks comments from healthcare facilities about a proposed standard that wo
NOVEMBER 24, 2015
The Joint Commission continues to cite hospitals for the same life safety violations every year,
JANUARY 5, 2017
The Joint Commission will
AUGUST 29, 2017
The Joint Commission has published its list of
NOVEMBER 21, 2017
By Brian Ward The Joint Commission has published its list of
NOVEMBER 30, 2017
The Joint Commission announced it was changing its interim life safety measure (ILSM) evaluation
APRIL 4, 2017
Late last month, the Joint Commission released data on the top compliance pain points of 2014 amo
In the May edition of The Joint Commission Perspectives, The Joint Commission announced
The Joint Commission has revised their policies regarding facilities that no longer provide servi
JUNE 3, 2015
After CMS review, The Joint Commission has finally prepublished revisions to the Emergency Manage
The Joint Commission last week announced revisions to its medical staff standards for hospitals a
OCTOBER 7, 2015
  We track every move The Joint Commission makes to help ensure survey success at
APRIL 30, 2014
Updates to the Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA Joint Announ
AUGUST 19, 2016
Life Safety and Environment of Care standards comprised seven of The Joint Commission&rsqu
APRIL 1, 2014
Fill in the blank: The Joint Commission standards that cover sedation and anesthesia apply to all
Ask any hospital safety officer who's recently gone through a survey from The Joint Commis
MAY 22, 2014
Preparing for a Joint Commission survey can preoccupy a safety official and take up more time tha
JULY 24, 2014
It may sound like a broken record, but The Joint Commission’s list of most-cited standards
MARCH 31, 2015
The Joint Commission’s latest list of most-cited standards features the usual suspects: saf
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
The Joint Commission seeks feedback on the proposed requirements for Pain Assessment and Manageme
JANUARY 10, 2017
The Joint Commission surveyors will now check to see if hospitals are compliant with the Food and
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
The Joint Commission surveyors will now check hospitals to see if they are compliant with the Foo
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
The Joint Commission has revised M
AUGUST 1, 2017
The Joint Commission will soon be scrutinizing hand hygiene more closely. Starting
DECEMBER 26, 2017
Unintended retention of a foreign body, patient falls, and wrong-site surgery top The Joint Commi
MARCH 8, 2018
Unintended retention of a foreign body, patient falls, and wrong-site surgery top The Joint Commi
MARCH 8, 2018
Unintended retention of a foreign body, patient falls, and wrong-site surgery top The Joint Commi
MARCH 6, 2018
For the second time in three years, The Joint Commission has released a Quick Safety issue on the
Representatives from The Joint Commission, URAC, DNV-GL, the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation
NOVEMBER 7, 2017
The Joint Commission has released
NOVEMBER 2, 2017
There's been much ado about The Joint Commission's new scoring system, the Survey Analysis for Ev
After a year of anticipation, Joint Commission surveyors finally started checking for compliance
JANUARY 1, 2019
Learn everything you need to know to stay ahead of Joint Commission surveyors. If
JUNE 23, 2016
Two weeks after The Joint Commission confirmed that its engineering department director would be
SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
The Joint Commission is the latest healthcare heavy-hitter to call for better protection of heal
In May, The Joint Commission issued clarifications on its 2012 Life Safety Code® (LS
AUGUST 22, 2017
Facilities have until July to update their policies The Joint Commission
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
Two years ago, The Joint Commission released a "Quick Safety" report on unintended reta
Two years ago, The Joint Commission released a "Quick Safety" report on unintended ret
In 2011, The Joint Commission ruled that physicians and practitioners were forbidden from using t
How CMS and Joint Commission decide what accreditation program to put you in The differ
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Joint Commission also suspending surveys of hurricane affect hospitals temporarily
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
Thanks to a January rule change, if a Joint Commission surveyor sees anyone who directly cares fo
APRIL 1, 2018
By A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) Review and update
SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
The Joint Commission has released a new Sentinel Event Alert that warns healthcare providers to b
AUGUST 26, 2014
The Joint Commission revised its requirements for hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAH) t
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
Of the 394 sentinel events reviewed by The Joint Commission in the first half of 2014, unintended
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
The Joint Commission earlier this month announced that the 2015 Comprehensive Accreditation Ma
The Joint Commission’s latest Sentinel Event Alert (SEA) calls on healthcare organizations
MARCH 31, 2015
Now that CMS and The Joint Commission are placing greater emphasis on emergency management, this
JULY 29, 2015
The problem of clinical alarm fatigue is so pervasive in hospitals that The Joint Commiss
SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
The Joint Commission announced revisions to its anticoagulant therapy National Patient Safety Goa
DECEMBER 27, 2018
During a recent Joint Commission survey, a question was raised regarding the “length”
NOVEMBER 26, 2013
The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) clarified last week that The Joint Commiss
JUNE 17, 2014
For hospitals that use The Joint Commission for deemed status: To ensure the proper functioning o
JULY 15, 2014
The Joint Commission issueda new Sentinel Event Alert (SEA) last week that encourages healthcare
APRIL 7, 2015
A recent Joint Commission survey at my organization brought another topic to light that we
Earlier this month, The Joint Commission announced that it would allow medical orders to be sent
The Joint Commission, American Hospital Association, and the Federation of American Hospitals sen
JULY 26, 2016
During your next Joint Commission survey, be prepared to answer three new questions before even s
AUGUST 30, 2016
This September, The Joint Commission posted an
SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
The Joint Commission (TJC) twice a year publishes in its Perspectives newsletter a series of top
For the last several years, The Joint Commission's semiannual list of the most-cited standards ha
AUGUST 6, 2015
For the last several years, The Joint Commission's semiannual list of the most-cited standards ha
AUGUST 12, 2015
The Joint Commission (TJC) will soon be scrutinizing hand hygiene more closely. St
DECEMBER 21, 2017
The Joint Commission (TJC) this week announced scoring changes for its IC.02.02.01 standard, whic
SEPTEMBER 11, 2018
In a new blog post, The Joint Commission (TJC) clarified its new ligature risk requirements regar
DECEMBER 12, 2019
By Jay Kumar The Joint Commission (TJC) last week released some c
MAY 16, 2019
As new and more effective treatment options are created and evaluated, AMA must update the
MARCH 4, 2015
JUSTCODING
Taking aim at workplace violence Joint Commission launches he
DECEMBER 27, 2016
 In June, The Joint Commission (TJC) released Quick Safety Issue 42 on identifying human tra
SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
by Brian Ward In December, The Joint Commission (TJC) released
CDC updates SSI guideline for the first time in 18 years In May 2017, th
by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) The Joint Commission (TJ
AUGUST 16, 2020
Joint Commission surveys will include requirements from the National Fire Protection Association&
JUNE 14, 2016
Joint Commission urges enforcement of oral care policies The Joint Commission is p
JANUARY 31, 2017
The Joint Commission (TJC) announced revisions to its suicide prevention National Patient Safety
The following are some general tips from joint-comm
JANUARY 26, 2016
The Joint Commission is encouraging hospitals to promote and sustain a culture of leadership in f
APRIL 20, 2017
Medical Staff Briefing provides the strategies and updated information medical
DECEMBER 3, 2015
Expect The Joint Commission (TJC) and other accrediting organizations (AO) to intensify scrutiny
NOVEMBER 1, 2017
Safety-related requirements continue to plague hospitals, according to The Joint Commission&rsquo
AUGUST 30, 2018
Surveyors from CMS and The Joint Commission are taking an interest in dialysis compliance. That m
OCTOBER 1, 2018
Surveyors from CMS and The Joint Commission are taking an interest in dialysis compliance. That m
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
Hospitals continued to struggle with safety issues in 2018, according to The Joint Commission&rsq
APRIL 4, 2019
In a new blog post, The Joint Commission (TJC) clarified its new ligature risk requirements rega
DECEMBER 5, 2019
The Pennsylvania Joint State Commission suggested increasing the number of residency posit
APRIL 23, 2015
  The Pennsylvania Joint State Commission recently issued a report with recommenda
APRIL 23, 2015
I don’t know how many of you folks subscribe to The Joint Commission’s (TJC) e-notifi
JANUARY 29, 2015
The Joint Commission has released the full chapter of its 2015 hospital National Patient Safety G
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
CMS and The Joint Commission are placing more emphasis on reducing adverse events, which means ho
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
The Joint Commission (TJC) includes a requirement under the Provision of Care, Treatment and Service
A new study published in The Joint Commission
JANUARY 17, 2019
A new study published in The Joint Commission
JANUARY 17, 2019
By A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) As CMS, The Joint Commis
SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
By A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) With the physical enviro
AUGUST 1, 2019
By A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) While The Joint Commissi
NOVEMBER 17, 2019
  For the first time in some 20 years, CMS has updated its Conditions of Participati
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Joint Commission focuses on CAUTI compliance Revised NPSG ai
JANUARY 16, 2017
The Joint Commission has reversed its position on the use of text messaging to send patient care
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Dear Colleague, A little-noticed change in the 2004 update of the Comprehensive Accred
Prompted by patient safety concerns, The Joint Commission conducted a surprise survey last
JUNE 11, 2014
The Joint Commission’s biannual list of top-cited hospital standards is out for the first h
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
As The Joint Commission shifted to a more integrated survey, many hospitals moved away from the c
JULY 28, 2015
The Joint Commission has denied full accreditation to Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle af
JUNE 23, 2016
Starting January 1, five revisions to The Joint Commission’s Elements of Performance (EP) w
OCTOBER 16, 2018
BY JOHN PALMER The Joint Commission has issued a clarification regarding
AUGUST 1, 2019
I don’t know if there’s anything to be inferred by the fact that the latest updates o
MAY 9, 2019
Agencies should review and update their employment and disciplinary policies now that the
CMS updates Chapter 3 of the Program Integrity Manual (PIM)  
Update to Chapter 3, Program Integrity Manual (PIM), Verifying Potential
In the October edition of Perspectives, The Joint Commission reiterated the need to screen patien
OCTOBER 3, 2017
  Surveyors from CMS and The Joint Commission are taking an interest in dialysis compliance.
AUGUST 16, 2018
 Surveyors from CMS and The Joint Commission are taking an interest in dialysis compliance.
AUGUST 14, 2018
Update: A prior version of this article stated the most current manual is from November 17,
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Documentation: Getting the details right Joint Commission eli
DECEMBER 6, 2016
In the January edition of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, a
How to prevent The Joint Commission’s top Life Safety findings Tak
JANUARY 5, 2017
CMS and Joint Commission tell facilities to test for Legionella in off-site and non-patient area
JANUARY 1, 2018
Editor’s note: On January 9, 2017, Joint Commission Leadership (LD) s
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
The Joint Commission has issued clarifications on some subjects that should help hospitals unders
JULY 20, 2017
The Joint Commission (TJC) doesn’t require medical instruments that touch mucous membranes
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
CMS updates information for billing screening services On April 3, CMS
On March 4, 2014, The Joint Commission unveiled the new EC prepublication standards, which have b
APRIL 3, 2014
Most hospital policies regard the autopsy as dead since the mid-1970s, when The Joint Commission
In the February 11, 2015 issue of Joint Commission Online, there’s an interesting piece rec
MARCH 26, 2015
  In a report produced jointly by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the
JANUARY 30, 2015
There are a couple of developments on the Joint Commission front. They're deleting some 131 perfo
APRIL 28, 2016
In their pursuit of continuing relevance in an ever-changing regulatory landscape, The Joint Comm
MAY 12, 2016
First off, just wanted to wrap up on the missives coming forth from our compadres at The Joint Co
MAY 19, 2016
We are certainly in the (very) early stages of the departure of The Joint Commission's Plans for
JULY 21, 2016
…when you don’t know the reason… Some Joint Commission goodnes
MARCH 2, 2017
There’s been a ton of activity the past few weeks on both the Joint Commission and CMS sid
JUNE 15, 2017
Patient falls are a fixture in The Joint Commission’s list of top 10 sentinel events; in f
APRIL 5, 2018
by Brian A. Ward (bward@hcpro.com) Joint Commission (TJC)–a
JANUARY 16, 2020
Many were shocked by The Joint Commission’s newest standards and elements of performance (E
AUGUST 1, 2017
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
JUSTCODING
  Scrutinizing Medicare coverage for physical, occupational and speech therapy
APRIL 13, 2018
A new study published in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety foun
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
The Joint Commission (TJC) has released its full sentinel event data for 2018. Published annually
The Joint Commission (TJC) has released its full sentinel event data for 2018. Published annually
Two new requirements from The Joint Commission (TJC) for the Life Safety and Medication Managemen
JUNE 27, 2019
  Editor’s note: NPSG.06.01.01 was approved by The Joint Commission in Ju
MARCH 1, 2014
Once again, The Joint Commission has released its top ten list of frequently cited standards in U
JULY 1, 2019
Once again, The Joint Commission has released its top ten list of frequently cited standards in U
JUNE 1, 2019
Editor's note: This update was provided by Brad Keyes, CHSP,
DECEMBER 7, 2017
  CMS unveils bundled payments for joint replacements
NOVEMBER 6, 2015
  The week in Medicare updates
  This week in Medicare updates
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
  The week in Medicare updates
CMS updates information for billing screening services On April 3, CMS released a c
In the nearly six months I’ve been back in the consulting world, one trend during Joint Com
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
In a February 18 Joint Commission leadership blog post, Mark Crafton, TJC’s executive direc
MARCH 19, 2015
Have you ever conducted a boring emergency drill simply to stay in compliance with The Joint Comm
JUNE 18, 2015
Late last week, The Joint Commission provided information regarding the mid-term edition of this
JULY 16, 2015
One of the most interesting parts of my job is helping folks through the actual Joint Commission
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
I don't know about you folks, but The Joint Commission's discontinuation of the PFI process has l
AUGUST 4, 2016
Written by Jennifer Thew, RN The Joint Commission has called for improvements in
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
FDA ban on powdered medical gloves now in effect Joint Commis
Patient falls are a fixture in The Joint Commission’s list of top 10 sentinel events; in f
DECEMBER 21, 2017
CMS and The Joint Commission are placing more emphasis on reducing adverse events, which means ho
FEBRUARY 15, 2018
On July 1, 2018, The Joint Commission will implement three new elements of performance (EP) for
CMS and The Joint Commission are placing more emphasis on reducing adverse events, which means ho
Consult your emergency management plan when facing an impending storm, and update this plan with
It has been seven years since The Joint Commission announced its OPPE and FPPE requirements, and
In June, The Joint Commission
SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
Security programs must be comprehensive and dynamic. All administrative, physical
On February 1, 2018, CMS proposed new Medicare Advantage and Part D payment and policy updates to
 Earlier this month, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released the
Improve your patients’ health with the Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE) an
  CMS HCPCS update files
NOVEMBER 6, 2015
  New Medicare card mailing update
  New Medicare card update
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
Hospitals seeking accreditation have more options than ever. The Joint Commission, DNV, and AAHH
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
As required by The Joint Commission, a board of directors should regularly assess its performa
The Joint Commission’s 2019 Executive Briefings were held September 14 in New York City. Th
There was a far-ranging medication management discussion held at The Joint Commission’s 201
DECEMBER 1, 2018
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is once again recommending a 5% Medicare paymen
The Joint Commission in March unveiled Sentinel Event Alert (SEA) 57, which stresses the role of
By Steven Andrews   CMS deferred making any updates to the 2-
OSHA Manual Update 16L, which was published in the December edition of Medical Environment Update
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
This week’s updates include the January 2016 update of the hospital OPPS; April 2016 qu
Should facilities invest in hand hygiene monitoring technology as CMS and The Joint Commission c
Q: Can a single physical therapy visit determine a need for occupational therapy that is cov
This week’s updates include changes to the laboratory NCD edit software for January 2016; c
This week’s updates include the beginning of Medicare Open Enrollment; January 2016 qua
This week’s updates include updates to clarify inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF)
This week’s updates include Focused Dementia Care survey tools; a 0.2% reduction in IPP
This week’s updates include changes to the FY 2016 IPPS and long-term care hospital (LT
By A.J. Plunkett Review and update your all-hazards risk assessme
MARCH 7, 2019
http://www.medicarecompliancewatch.com/news-analysis/week-medicare-updates-9302015 
This week’s updates include the SNF Consolidated Billing update and a special edition M
 This week’s updates include a new ACO dialysis model, new Medicare utilization and pa
This week’s updates include revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix A -Sur
  Membership Update: Sample Queries available from June 10 webinar
  Infection control experts, regulators begin staggered update of HAI compendium
AUGUST 6, 2014
  OIG releases its FY 2015 mid-year update
  OIG releases its FY 2015 mid-year update
  RAI manual update holds limited changes and clarifications
JANUARY 8, 2016
  CMS updates Conditions of Participation in Final Rule
NOVEMBER 4, 2016
  International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 Code Updates
DECEMBER 14, 2016
  CMS is updating the Medicare drug spending dashboard
DECEMBER 29, 2016
  Exciting updates: More content, tools, and news at your fingertips!
  CMS proposes Medicare Advantage and Part D payment and policy updates
FEBRUARY 2, 2018
  Updated 2018 Medicare Part B physician fee schedule in effect
MARCH 16, 2018
  Billers instructed to review CMS updates to Medicare policy manuals
MARCH 23, 2018
  ICD-10 FY2019 procedure codes and other CMS updates
  HCPCS codes used for SNF consolidated billing updated
  CMS releases updates to billing for flu vaccine
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
  Updates to MDS 3.0 FY2019
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
  Special requirements for billing urology supplies & updated DMEPOS fee schedule
DECEMBER 21, 2018
  Providers have "affirmative duty" to check updated LEIE database
DECEMBER 21, 2018
How are your programs accommodating residents who must adhere to new physical distancing require
JULY 29, 2020
Hemodialysis is one of four areas The Joint Commission (TJC) says it’s
CMS issued the fiscal year (FY) 2017 IPPS proposed rule yesterday with updates to several quali
CMS updates interest rate for Medicare overpayments and underpayment 
A new CPT® code for arthrodesis, a joint fusion technique to relieve pain,
In order to be compliant with The Joint Commission’s requirements of establishing and trac
JUNE 18, 2015
Dear Colleague, This month I would like to discuss the Joint Commission on Accreditation
JANUARY 15, 2005
 The Joint Commission (TJC) doesn’t require medical instruments that touch mucous memb
SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
By A.J. Plunkett Expect more focus on hemodialysis this year. The Joint
APRIL 1, 2019
In trolling The Joint Commission’s FAQ page for interesting tidbits to share, I came across
JUNE 20, 2019
Providers know the drill for addressing and operationalizing CMS' annual IPPS and OPPS updates,
This week’s updates include an NCD for single chamber and dual chamber permanent cardia
This week’s updates include a new influenza virus vaccine code; an MLN Matters article
This week’s updates include Advance Care Planning (ACP) as an optional element of an An
After the newest clarification on fire doors from CMS and revisions to The Joint Commission&rsqu
MAY 1, 2018
After the newest clarification on fire doors from CMS and revisions to The Joint Commission&rsquo
MAY 1, 2018
This week’s updates include an update to the list of compendia for the determination of
This week’s updates include revisions to ICD-10 conversion/coding infrastructure revisi
17L Updates: December updates cover general facility safety The latest manual upda
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
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  Last Thursday, CMS issued a proposed rule that would update fiscal year (FY) 201
Virtual attacks can physically harm patients In the TV show Mr. Robot, there&
CMS released an updated memo on April 24 to state surveyors reiterating previous guidance about h
A bill that aims to create a federal commission focuses on prevention and treatment of complex di
17I Updates: September updates cover hazard communication The latest manual update
The latest manual updates cover information on infection control in Tab 8 of the medical manual
The latest manual updates cover information on infection prevention and control in Tab 6 of the m
The latest manual updates cover information on infection prevention and control in Tab 6 of the m
AUGUST 6, 2014
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In January, Trina Crow, RN, MJ, associate project director at The Joint Commissi
APRIL 7, 2017
We’ve updated the rest of the customizable forms provided with the OSHA medical manual and
The latest manual update covers information on specialty services in Tab 9 of the medical manual.
Code this as a complication of the joint replacement surgery with M96.840 (Postprocedural hematom
  CMS' updated 60-day overpayment provision may cause practical implementation challenges
  OIG's Work Plan update reveals sharper focus on SNF service delivery
AUGUST 5, 2016
  CMS published additional instructions for processing updated Part B therapy claims
MARCH 30, 2018
  Did you miss our live webinar, PBJ Updates, July 2018?
  Update to Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 23, Section 60.3
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed legislation earlier this week that allows physical t
The latest manual updates cover information on injury and illness prevention in Tab 2 of both the
The latest manual updates cover information on ergonomics in Tab 4 of both the medical and dental
The latest manual updates cover information on bloodborne pathogens in Tab 5 of the medical and d
The Joint Commission (TJC) is revising five elements of performance (EP) following a CMS review o
DECEMBER 1, 2018
In 2018, The Joint Commission (TJC) announced it would issue a Requirement for Improvement if it
MAY 12, 2020
by Brian Ward (bward@hcpro.com) In 2018, The Joint Commission (TJC) anno
HCPro is now offering some of our popular medical staff leadership titles as eBooks. With physic
JANUARY 14, 2016
by Brian Ward Joint Commission (TJC)–accredited hospitals and crit
FEBRUARY 2, 2020
by Brian Ward Joint Commission (TJC)–accredited hospitals and crit
FEBRUARY 9, 2020
  15K Updates: November updates cover commonly used acronyms
16L Updates: December updates cover bonus forms We’ve updat
DECEMBER 28, 2016
What are the time parameters for completing a history and physical? Answer: Up to
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
Excerpted from Medical Environment Update Despite healthcare workers’ inhe
JANUARY 19, 2020
Caring for the obese patient requires many special considerations. A combination of physical and
15I Updates: September updates cover workplace violence prevention
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
16A Updates: January updates cover OSHA jurisdictions and inspections
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Mid-Year Update l
The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) recently announced an update to the internal medic
JUNE 11, 2015
On June 15, the OIG published information about updates to its
by Brian Ward The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare re
More employers than ever are requiring case managers to be certified, according to Commission for
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released an updated version of the Minimum Data
SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Last Friday, CMS posted the annual update for the 2014 electronic clinic quality measures (eCQM)
On August 10, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the popular N
AUGUST 12, 2016
AUGUST 20, 2014
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MARCH 11, 2015
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To keep themselves as closely aligned with CMS as possible, HFAP has updated their Acute Care Man
AUGUST 1, 2018
To keep themselves as closely aligned with CMS as possible, HFAP has updated their Acute Care
SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
MARCH 9, 2017
Neurological surgery, physical medicine and rehab, and plastic surgery (integrated) were the most
JUNE 17, 2020
NIOSH has released an updated list of patient-care drugs that are hazardous to the healthcare wor
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
On September 9, CMS released a recurring update notification providing the availability of paymen
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
Almost every hospital surveyed by The Joint Commission (TJC) faced an RFI under Life Safety stand
JULY 1, 2018
by Ernest E. Allen, ARM, CSP, CPHRM, CHFM The Joint Commission issued a
FEBRUARY 28, 2020
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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