June 8, 2018

Joint Commission: Loss of deemed status must be reported beginning July 1

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

The Joint Commission on June 6 announced that beginning July 1, it will need to be notified if an accredited organization loses its deemed status after a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) complaint survey or validation survey.

When CMS removes an organization’s deemed status and places it under the survey jurisdiction of the state, the Joint Commission cannot perform Medicare survey activity until deemed status is restored.

The Joint Commission has added a new Element of Performance (EP) to Accreditation Participation Requirement APR.01.03.01.

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