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Review new and revised Joint Commission requirements that took effect January 1

HIM-HIPAA Insider, January 13, 2009

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Effective January 1, 2009, The Joint Commission has made several changes to its accreditation process to maintain deeming authority with CMS. The Joint Commission revised several standards and introduced several others that are completely new. Surveyors will review the new standards as of January 1, but they will not score them until July.

The changes include revisions to the Information Management and Record of Care, Treatment, and Services chapters that pertain to these standards:

  • IM.02.02.01—Collection of health information
  • RC.01.01.01—Maintenance of complete and accurate medical records
  • RC.01.02.01—Medical record authentication
  • RC.01.03.01—Timely medical record documentation
  • RC.01.05.01—Medical record retention
  • RC.02.01.01—Medical record documentation to reflect patient care, treatment, and services
  • RC.02.01.03—Medical record documentation related to operative or other high-risk procedures and the use of moderate or deep sedation or anesthesia
  • RC.02.03.07—Verbal orders
  • RC.02.04.01—Discharge information

To read the revisions, click here.



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