New standards changes towards CMS compliance

Accreditation Connection, January 14, 2011

As part of the organization’s ongoing process to comply with CMS Conditions of Participation (CoP), The Joint Commission announced this week revisions and additions to the elements of performance (EP) relating to psychiatric hospital requirements. These new and revised EPs, which will go into effect on Feb. 1, 2011, are intended to bring The Joint Commission’s requirements more in line with CMS CoPs.

These standards apply to hospitals and rehabilitation and psychiatric-distinct part units in critical access hospitals.

For more on these changes, visit The Joint Commission’s web site here.

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