August 15, 2019

Joint Commission refines requirements for practitioner credentialing, privileging, and evaluation

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

The Joint Commission announced on August 14 that accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals will be able to supplement local data with data acquired from Medicare-certified hospitals and critical access hospitals for the purposes of practitioner credentialing, privileging, and evaluation (focused and ongoing).

The supplemental data may not be used in lieu of a process to capture local data. However, in rare situations, the Joint Commission says it recognizes that local data may be unavailable, and decisions must rely primarily on outside data.

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