The Joint Commission on April 24 announced that it will be posting spring 2019 updates to the E-dition® of its accreditation and certification manuals in May.
The changes, which can be viewed on an organization’s Joint Commission Connect® extranet site, will go into effect July 1 unless otherwise noted.
Among the updates:
Clarified note for Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services Standard PC.03.01.01, EP 5, related to circulating duties in the OR in critical access hospital and hospital programs.
Deleted Performance Improvement Standard PI.01.01.01, EP 21, regarding collecting data on the medical necessity and appropriateness of procedures for deemed-status ASCs.
Revised requirement for participation in a national joint replacement registry for hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ASCs participating in the Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total knee Replacement program.
Beyond the Chart: Understanding and Providing Care for the LGBTQ Population
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