February 10, 2022

The Joint Commission adds requirements, expands review process for PSCs

Editor's Note

The Joint Commission announced on February 9 that it will add requirements and expand the review process to 2-days for Primary Stroke Centers (PSCs) that provide mechanical thrombectomy (MT) and are seeking advanced certification or recertification, effective July 1, 2022.

The additional tracer time and requirements will help reviewers determine a program’s ability to meet the new requirements, and PSCs that perform MT will have to submit additional performance measures.

The application for certification also will be revised to capture information regarding the volume of MTs performed at a Center.

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