What areas will the standards address?
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Delivering or facilitating clinical care
Clinical information management
In 2003, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will provide coverage for this procedure for certain Medicare beneficiaries, and called on private accreditors such as The Joint Commission to develop standards for lung volume reduction surgery. CMS has reported that hospitals will need to be evaluated in order to receive federal reimbursement.
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Who will be eligible for this certification?
Hospitals performing this procedure will be eligible for the award of certification of distinction.
How long will the certification be valid?
The certification will be valid for two years. There will be a performance measurement requirement on the one year anniversary of the certification.