Tag: Conditions of participation

Mastering surveys in 2024 by The Joint Commission and CMS

Takeaways • The Joint Commission eliminated 56 redundant or outdated Elements of Performance, revised four others, and is using more checklists. • The Joint Commission is emphasizing healthcare equity and identifies it as a priority to address healthcare quality and safety, calling organizations to integrate health equity into their QAPI…

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By: Uyen Vo, BSN, MBA
December 20, 2023
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Improving underrepresented patient participation in clinical trials: It matters who makes the request

Editor's Note In this investigative study done by the Boston Medical Center (BMC), patients were shown more likely to agree to participate in clinical studies when approached by research staff of the same race or ethnicity as them. The findings were published in JAMA Ophthalmology on October 19.  The study…

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By: Brita Belli
October 20, 2023
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The Joint Commission announces hospital program revisions to align with CAH changes and CMS CoPs

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on August 22, announced changes to its hospital accreditation program to better align with critical access hospital (CAH) program changes and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs), effective January 1, 2024. The changes include: New Elements of Performance on compliance…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 23, 2023
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The Joint Commission revises CAH requirements to align with CMS

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on May 31, announced that it has added several new and revised elements of performance (EPs) for critical access hospitals (CAHs) that address restraint and seclusion, the complaint process, and unified and integrated structures for CAHs that are part of a multihospital system, effective June…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 1, 2023
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