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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
The Joint Commission and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) launched a new Ph
JULY 21, 2015
Effective immediately, The Joint Commission updated two of its policies on accreditation status f
In case you missed it, The Joint Commission added a new frequently asked question and updated 19
MAY 5, 2015
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 Joint Commission has released the latest changes to its ORYX performance measure reporting re
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
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 29, 2017
The Joint Commission extended the mandatory reporting of the Perinatal Care (PC) performance meas
JULY 8, 2015
In a new memo to its state survey agencies, CMS said it would use Joint Commission ligature recom
OCTOBER 1, 2018
The Joint Commission seeks public comment on a set of six draft patient blood management performa
MARCH 24, 2015
The Joint Commission has updated its frequently asked questions and answers with one regarding t
APRIL 25, 2014
The Joint Commission this week announced revisions for prepublication for psychiatric hospitals.
We track every move The Joint Commission makes to help ensure survey success at your hospital.
MARCH 5, 2015
The Joint Commission extended the mandatory reporting of the Perinatal Care (PC) performance meas
JULY 8, 2015
HCPro, Inc., a leader in assisting hospitals with meeting The Joint Commission's National Patie
NOVEMBER 18, 2009
  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
The Joint Commission this month launched a digital resource center aimed at reducing workplace vi
OCTOBER 11, 2016
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 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
The Joint Commission hopes to address the problem of patient suicides with a new Sentinel Event A
MARCH 1, 2016
Editor’s note: The Joint Commission unveiled a new Medication Compound
AUGUST 1, 2017
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
Learn everything you need to know to stay ahead of Joint Commission surveyors. Dur
JUNE 23, 2016
The Joint Commission announced that as of March 1, its
MARCH 7, 2017
The Joint Commission (TJC) announced revisions to its anticoagulant therapy National Patient Safe
DECEMBER 18, 2018
The Joint Commission extended the mandatory reporting of the Perinatal Care (PC) performance meas
JUNE 30, 2015
As we continue our (hopefully not futile) attempts to peel back the layers of the current Joint C
MAY 18, 2017
The Joint Commission has released its 2013 annual report on quality and safety, which also recogn
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
The Joint Commission (TJC) is encouraging healthcare organizations to take steps to support "
FEBRUARY 8, 2018
The Joint Commission’s deeming authority for hospital accreditation has been renewed by the
Apparently, The Joint Commission thought that hospitals haven’t gotten the message about li
JULY 1, 2019
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 Joint Commission’s 2019 Executive Briefings were held September 14 in New York City. Of
NOVEMBER 1, 2018
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 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 the “old” days, The Joint Commission’s FAQ page would indicate the date on w
JUNE 8, 2017
The Joint Commission revised the rationale to Provision of Care standard PC.01.02.07, which discu
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
If you work in a Joint Commission-accredited facility, there's no doubt you try to impress Joint
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
The Joint Commission (TJC) is encouraging healthcare organizations to take steps to support "
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
I always view with great interest the weekly missives coming from The Joint Commission's various
JULY 9, 2015
In the absence of any new content on The Joint Commission's Physical Environment Portal (the PEP
AUGUST 25, 2016
Three revisions to The Joint Commission’s Life Safety and Environment of Care chapters will
FEBRUARY 6, 2018
As of today, CMS, The Joint Commission, and HFAP will be surveying hospitals to the 2012 Life Saf
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Ready for November’s deadlines? Joint Commission experts tell you how you might not be.
JULY 27, 2017
Expect CMS to continue to put pressure on The Joint Commission (TJC) and other accrediting organi
OCTOBER 9, 2018
The Joint Commission has postponed the implementation of revised diagnostic imaging requirements
In its annual report, Joint Commission President and CEO Mark Chassin said 1,224 earned recogniti
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
After much anticipation from patient safety experts, on October 20, The Joint Commission released
JANUARY 14, 2015
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
Well, I don't know that I'm disappointed, per se, but I was expecting The Joint Commission to add
APRIL 7, 2016
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
Suicide prevention and ligature risk was a major topic at The Joint Commission (TJC)’s 2019
The Joint Commission has eliminated its post-survey category of “Contingent Accreditation.&
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Blogs from industry experts in healthcare that keep users up-to-date on the latest happenings in their fields.
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
Expect CMS surveyors to be referring to recommendations set out by The Joint Commission (TJC) las
OCTOBER 1, 2018
The Joint Commission last week published jointcommission
APRIL 26, 2016
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 Center for Transforming Healthcare released a tool that aims to help hospita
AUGUST 18, 2015
The Joint Commission is looking for input on revisions to its National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG)
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
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
By A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) CMS wants The Joint Comm
DECEMBER 21, 2019
The Joint Commission will include a new “Patient Safety Systems” chapter in its 2015
Typically, a lot of fuss is made when The Joint Commission announces it will be adding a new chap
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
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 July 1, 2018, The Joint Commission will implement three new elements of performance (EP.) The
JANUARY 16, 2018
It appears that The Joint Commission is making good on its pledge to help reduce the number of su
JANUARY 1, 2018
joint-commissions-patient-safety-systems-chapt
DECEMBER 28, 2015
Patient handoffs continue to be a major concern for hospitals. In September, The Joint Commission
NOVEMBER 1, 2017
On October 28, The Joint Commission (TJC) will retire it's eductional BoosterPaks resources. On D
OCTOBER 31, 2019
Not so very long ago, The Joint Commission and ASHE announced the creation of an information reso
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
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
The Joint Commission’s Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQM) are due for release on F
AUGUST 23, 2016
It’s been eight months since The Joint Commission’s
AUGUST 16, 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
You’ve probably seen ajoint-commission-surveyor-focus-re
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
The Joint Commission released survey data from the first half of the year showing that the overwh
AUGUST 31, 2017
Core Privileges for Physicians, Sixth Edition is on its way! This updated, comprehensive
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
After doing additional research, The Joint Commission plans to put new and revised diagnostic ima
JANUARY 15, 2015
The Joint Commission this week issued a new Sentinel Event Alert calling attention to the misuse
JUNE 17, 2014
The Joint Commission has proposed standards changes to its diagnostic imaging requirements. The c
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
A new report from The Joint Commission finds that U.S. hospitals are improving patient safety and
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
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
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 announced it was changing its interim life safety measure (ILSM) evaluation
APRIL 4, 2017
The Joint Commission is joining the effort to reduce readmissions by adding information on this t
DECEMBER 22, 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
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OCTOBER 7, 2015
  We track every move The Joint Commission makes to help ensure survey success at
APRIL 30, 2014
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
Sentinel Event Alert (SEA) #55, issued by The Joint Commission this week, urges healthcare facili
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
A new Sentinel Event Alert (SEA) issued by The Joint Commission this week urges healthcare facili
SEPTEMBER 29, 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
Updates to the Clarifying Questions and Answers Related to the July 6, 2015 CMS/AMA Joint Announ
AUGUST 19, 2016
The Commission for Case Management Certification recently revised its Code of Professional Conduc
After a year of anticipation, Joint Commission surveyors finally started checking for compliance
The Joint Commission's latest list of most-cited hospital standards was dominated by safety issue
APRIL 7, 2016
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
JANUARY 1, 2019
Facilities have until July to update their policies The Joint Commission
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
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
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
Editor’s note: This article appears in the August issue of Briefings on The Joint C
JULY 21, 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
When The Joint Commission released its list of the five most-cited standards for the first half o
SEPTEMBER 22, 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
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
For the last several years, The Joint Commission's semiannual list of the most-cited standards ha
AUGUST 6, 2015
The Joint Commission (TJC) will soon be scrutinizing hand hygiene more closely. St
DECEMBER 21, 2017
In a new blog post, The Joint Commission (TJC) clarified its new ligature risk requirements regar
DECEMBER 12, 2019
By A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) Review and update
SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
By Jay Kumar The Joint Commission (TJC) last week released some c
MAY 16, 2019
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
As new and more effective treatment options are created and evaluated, AMA must update the
MARCH 4, 2015
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CDC updates SSI guideline for the first time in 18 years In May 2017, th
The Joint Commission (TJC) announced revisions to its suicide prevention National Patient Safety
The Joint Commission is encouraging hospitals to promote and sustain a culture of leadership in f
APRIL 20, 2017
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
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
I don’t know how many of you folks subscribe to The Joint Commission’s (TJC) e-notifi
JANUARY 29, 2015
Expect The Joint Commission (TJC) and other accrediting organizations (AO) to intensify scrutiny
NOVEMBER 1, 2017
The Joint Commission has released the full chapter of its 2015 hospital National Patient Safety G
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
You know that the Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies have standards that require your
JULY 2, 2015
CMS and The Joint Commission are placing more emphasis on reducing adverse events, which means ho
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
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) While The Joint Commissi
NOVEMBER 17, 2019
The Joint Commission has reversed its position on the use of text messaging to send patient care
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Joint Commission focuses on CAUTI compliance Revised NPSG ai
JANUARY 16, 2017
  For the first time in some 20 years, CMS has updated its Conditions of Participati
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
By A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com) With the physical enviro
AUGUST 1, 2019
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
As The Joint Commission shifted to a more integrated survey, many hospitals moved away from the c
AUGUST 18, 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
In the October edition of Perspectives, The Joint Commission reiterated the need to screen patien
OCTOBER 3, 2017
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
Dear Colleague, A little-noticed change in the 2004 update of the Comprehensive Accred
Documentation: Getting the details right Joint Commission eli
DECEMBER 6, 2016
How to prevent The Joint Commission’s top Life Safety findings Tak
JANUARY 5, 2017
In the January edition of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, a
Editor’s note: On January 9, 2017, Joint Commission Leadership (LD) s
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
CMS and Joint Commission tell facilities to test for Legionella in off-site and non-patient area
JANUARY 1, 2018
Update: A prior version of this article stated the most current manual is from November 17,
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
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
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is preparing to recommend that skilled nursing fa
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
  In a report produced jointly by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the
JANUARY 30, 2015
In the February 11, 2015 issue of Joint Commission Online, there’s an interesting piece rec
MARCH 26, 2015
There are a couple of developments on the Joint Commission front. They're deleting some 131 perfo
APRIL 28, 2016
First off, just wanted to wrap up on the missives coming forth from our compadres at The Joint Co
MAY 19, 2016
In their pursuit of continuing relevance in an ever-changing regulatory landscape, The Joint Comm
MAY 12, 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
by Brian A. Ward (bward@hcpro.com) Joint Commission (TJC)–a
JANUARY 16, 2020
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
CMS updates information for billing screening services On April 3, CMS
FEBRUARY 12, 2014
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Once again, The Joint Commission has released its top ten list of frequently cited standards in U
JUNE 1, 2019
Once again, The Joint Commission has released its top ten list of frequently cited standards in U
JULY 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
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
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
It has been seven years since The Joint Commission announced its OPPE and FPPE requirements, and
Consult your emergency management plan when facing an impending storm, and update this plan with
CMS updates information for billing screening services On April 3, CMS released a c
  This week in Medicare updates
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
  The week in Medicare updates
  The week in Medicare updates
 Earlier this month, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released the
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
Hospitals seeking accreditation have more options than ever. The Joint Commission, DNV, and AAHH
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
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 Joint Commission in March unveiled Sentinel Event Alert (SEA) 57, which stresses the role of
Improve your patients’ health with the Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE) an
  CMS HCPCS update files
NOVEMBER 6, 2015
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
Hemodialysis is one of four areas The Joint Commission (TJC) says it’s
By A.J. Plunkett Review and update your all-hazards risk assessme
MARCH 7, 2019
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
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
On January 1, 2017, The Joint Commission’s newest National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) will
MARCH 29, 2016
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
A new CPT® code for arthrodesis, a joint fusion technique to relieve pain,
http://www.medicarecompliancewatch.com/news-analysis/week-medicare-updates-9302015 
CMS issued the fiscal year (FY) 2017 IPPS proposed rule yesterday with updates to several quali
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
This week’s updates include calendar year (CY) 2016 annual clinical laboratory fee sche
Providers know the drill for addressing and operationalizing CMS' annual IPPS and OPPS updates,
  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
  Exciting updates: More content, tools, and news at your fingertips!
  CMS proposes Medicare Advantage and Part D payment and policy updates
FEBRUARY 2, 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
CMS updates interest rate for Medicare overpayments and underpayment 
NOVEMBER 20, 2013
JUSTCODING
A bill that aims to create a federal commission focuses on prevention and treatment of complex di
This week’s updates include an NCD for single chamber and dual chamber permanent cardia
This week’s updates include Advance Care Planning (ACP) as an optional element of an An
  Last Thursday, CMS issued a proposed rule that would update fiscal year (FY) 201
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
In January, Trina Crow, RN, MJ, associate project director at The Joint Commissi
APRIL 7, 2017
AUGUST 6, 2014
JUSTCODING
The Joint Commission (TJC) is revising five elements of performance (EP) following a CMS review o
DECEMBER 1, 2018
The latest manual updates cover information on infection prevention and control in Tab 6 of the m
by Brian Ward Joint Commission (TJC)–accredited hospitals and crit
FEBRUARY 9, 2020
by Brian Ward Joint Commission (TJC)–accredited hospitals and crit
FEBRUARY 2, 2020
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.
The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed legislation earlier this week that allows physical t
Updating the Shared System and CWF to no longer create veteran affairs (VA) ‘I&rsqu
Updating Shared System and Common Working File to no longer create VA ‘I’ record
  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
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
What are the time parameters for completing a history and physical? Answer: Up to
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
  15K Updates: November updates cover commonly used acronyms
16L Updates: December updates cover bonus forms We’ve updat
DECEMBER 28, 2016
More employers than ever are requiring case managers to be certified, according to Commission for
Caring for the obese patient requires many special considerations. A combination of physical and
by Brian Ward The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare re
Excerpted from Medical Environment Update Despite healthcare workers’ inhe
JANUARY 19, 2020
A bill that would have allowed outpatient joint replacement surgery in the state of Wyoming didn
15I Updates: September updates cover workplace violence prevention
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
16A Updates: January updates cover OSHA jurisdictions and inspections
AUGUST 20, 2014
JUSTCODING
On June 15, the OIG published information about updates to its
MARCH 11, 2015
JUSTCODING
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)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued updated guidance as the la
On August 10, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the popular N
AUGUST 12, 2016
MARCH 9, 2017
To keep themselves as closely aligned with CMS as possible, HFAP has updated their Acute Care
SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
JUSTCODING
DECEMBER 10, 2014
JUSTCODING
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
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
JUSTCODING
On June 15, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) releases its June 2016 Report to t
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has submitted a vote that recommends an additio
On Feb 5, 2015, the MDS 3.0 RAI User’s Manual was updated. The file labeled “M
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
Q: Should we update a Notice of Privacy Practices to ensure patients are aware that their
The CAHPS Hospice Survey team announced May 26 that it has released updated versions of survey ma
On Aug. 25, CMS published Medicare Claims Processing Transmittal 3853, updating billing, payment
SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will soon launch a series of updates for
A new study published January 1, 2016 in the journal Physical Therapy found that an additional h
JANUARY 8, 2016
Therapists have spent far too long looking to external sources to define what skilled physical th
?Better to experience physical and emotional stress under the supervision of professors in the te
AUGUST 4, 2017
The July quarterly I/OCE update from CMS brought few new APCs or edit updates, but did del
The July quarterly I/OCE update from CMS brought few new APCs or edit updates, but did del
Medicare regulations are constantly evolving. Get updates on all areas of the Medicare process an
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
Medicare regulations are constantly evolving. Get updates on all areas of the Medicare pro
APRIL 24, 2015
Medicare regulations are constantly evolving. Get updates on all areas of the Medicare pro
APRIL 17, 2015
  Medicare regulations are constantly evolving. Get updates on all areas of the Me
MARCH 20, 2015
  Medicare regulations are constantly evolving. Get updates on all areas of the Me
MARCH 13, 2015
  Medicare regulations are constantly evolving. Get updates on all areas of the Me
  Medicare regulations are constantly evolving. Get updates on all areas of the Me
MARCH 27, 2015
Medicare regulations are constantly evolving. Get updates on all areas of the Medicare process
Medicare regulations are constantly evolving. Get updates on all areas of the Medicare pro
There are a lot of changes coming with ICD-10—including an update to the exam for
On November 23, CMS released a recurring update notification providing instructions on the CY 201
DECEMBER 15, 2015
AUGUST 27, 2014
JUSTCODING
Provider Reimbursement Manual update  On May 23, CMS released
A new nationwide survey commissioned by The Physician Foundation found that physicians are strugg
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
CMS outlined how to access updates to ICD-10 Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) in its M
JUNE 25, 2014
JUSTCODING
CMS recently released its seventh maintenance update for National Coverage Determinations (NCD) t
Each year, the AMA updates the Vaccines, Toxoids section of the Medicine chapter in the CPT&
The 21% "negative update" in Medicare reimbursement for physicians mandated by the Sust
CMS released updated I/OCE specifications in January with several changes that could requi
There’s good news for hospitals scrambling to meet The Joint Commission’s culture of
AUGUST 3, 2017
The idea behind CMS’ Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model is that payments for
CMS has updated pages of the Hospice Item Set Manual V2.00 as a result of the federal Medicare ag
All payers must follow the Conditions of Participation, which require an update to the comprehens
Now updated to reflect the latest ACGME Common Program Requirements, The Residency Coordi
NOVEMBER 20, 2019
A South Carolina GME commission recently proposed several recommendations to increase the number
FEBRUARY 21, 2014
A federal appeals court today decided in favor of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in a closely
For the last several years, CMS has updated the payment rates for separately payable drugs
Medicare regulations are constantly evolving. Get updates on all areas of the Medicare pro
Calendar year (CY) 2014 Annual Update for clinical laboratory fee schedul
CMS issues revision of calendar year (CY) 2014 Annual Update for clinical laboratory fe
  CMS recently updated the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, with changes
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
JUSTCODING
CMS recently released its seventh maintenance update for National Coverage Determinations (NCD)
CMS updates National Coverage Determination Manual for speech generating devices
Evidence continues to support that physical activity can help hold off the changes in the brain a
DECEMBER 17, 2014
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has updated its patient-centered medical hom
MARCH 27, 2014
The AMA updated the guidelines in the 2014 CPT® Manual for therapeut
In the July quarterly I/OCE update, three drugs received status indicator G (additional pa
Critical Access Hospital Version, Hospital Version, Hospital 2015 Update, Physician Servic
U.S. health regulators issued an updated safety alert on March 4 warning healthcare providers abo
MARCH 11, 2015
On August 28, CMS released a recurring update notification stating that the payment allowances fo
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015