February 18, 2021

Joint Commission updates information on offsite surveys, reviews

Editor's Note

The Joint Commission, on February 17, announced that it had updated its information on offsite (ie, virtual) surveys and reviews.

In response to COVID-19, the Joint Commission stopped most onsite surveys and reviews from March 16 to May 31, 2020, and they developed processes for offsite events.

As of December 31, 2020, the Joint Commission had conducted more than 1,200 offsite surveys and reviews.

Recently, the Joint Commission began sending surveys to organizations meeting offsite eligibility to determine their interest in a virtual event; more than 3,000 surveys have been sent. Some states have restrictions on allowable offsite processes.

Organizations will be directly contacted and notified of their eligibility, and after this initial outreach, a test of required technology will be scheduled.

Organizations with overdue surveys and/or reviews may be prioritized over those with upcoming events.


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