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Certification Matters - Issue 4, 2017

News for programs that have achieved Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care certification, advanced certification, or Health Care Staffing Services certification.


Performance measurement


2018 ICD-10 code update for certification measure sets

The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems Code Tables (ICD-10) for certification measures have been updated to include new, deleted and revised codes, and code descriptions for 2018.


Coming soon: Training opportunity for Acute Stroke Ready data abstractors

A training webinar for individuals collecting data for The Joint Commission’s new Acute Stroke Ready (ASR) performance measures will be offered early next year, with the date to be announced soon.


Accreditation and Certification


Effective Jan. 1, 2018: New Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification

In response to the need to identify hospitals that meet rigorous standards for performing endovascular thrombectomy (EVT) and caring for patients after the procedure, The Joint Commission has developed a new Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC) Certification program in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The standards for this program become effective Jan. 1, 2018.


Reminder: Standards revisions related to stroke maintenance take effect Jan. 1, 2018

Revisions to The Joint Commission’s Stroke Certification program standards will become effective for accredited hospitals on Jan. 1, 2018. Earlier this year, The Joint Commission identified requirements for revision in the Acute Stroke Ready (ASR), Primary Stroke Center (PSC) and Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) Certification programs. All revisions are editorial in nature and do not change the original intent of the requirement; the revisions are intended to provide clarity and consistency.




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