February 8, 2018

Joint Commission seeking comments on credentialing, privileging standards

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

The Joint Commission on February 7 announced that it is seeking comments on proposed revisions to its credentialing and privileging standards for contract services in Hospital, Critical Access Hospital, Ambulatory Health Care, Office-based Surgery, Nursing Care Center, and Behavioral Health Care accreditation programs.

The revisions clarify or consolidate existing requirements and develop a potential new element of performance (EP) that addresses credentialing and privileging requirements–EP 26–which was previously covered under a note to EP4.

For hospitals and critical access hospitals, a new EP 27 has been added on providing contracted organizations with practitioner performance data.

Comments will be accepted through March 21.



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