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January 8, 2014

Joint Commission Online is The Joint Commission's weekly newsletter and is posted every Wednesday.


Accreditation and Certification


New and revised diagnostic imaging standards effective July 1, 2014

The Joint Commission has made changes to its standards for accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory healthcare organizations that provide diagnostic imaging services, including ambulatory organizations that have achieved Advanced Diagnostic Imaging certification.


Revisions to COPD Certification program requirements effective March 23, 2014

The Joint Commission’s Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) program requirements have been revised to reflect updated clinical practice guidelines. The changes will be effective March 23, 2014.


Nine requirements deleted from Home Care Accreditation program

Effective January 1, 2014, nine elements of performance (EPs) have been deleted from the Home Care Accreditation program because they were redundant or not directly related to outcomes of care, treatment, or services in the home care environment




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