Important Modifications – Performance Measurement Reporting

The Joint Commission is immediately modifying performance measure data reporting and data submission timelines for ORYX® and Certification Programs with standardized measure requirements.

Please click “Reporting Modifications” to see the communication which includes specific information on optional performance measure reporting for 4Q2019, 1Q2020 and 2Q2020 chart-abstracted measures and extended submission timelines for hospitals choosing to submit available chart-abstracted data.

Important FAQs Important FAQs

(Updated September 2020)


The Joint Commission has successfully developed and nationally implemented many standardized core performance measures for hospitals. Learn about measures that are applicable for Accreditation and Certification for respective Measure Topics.

Specification Manuals

Learn more about the detailed specifications used in Joint Commission accreditation and certification programs for electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) as well as Chart-Abstracted Measures.


Performance measures are essential to the credibility of any health care organization and are required of an accredited or certified organization. Learn about performance measurement requirements for Joint Commission’s Accreditation as well as Certification Programs.

Pioneers in Quality

Pioneers in Quality is program started in 2016 to assist Joint Commission-accredited hospitals on their journey toward electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) adoption and reporting. Learn about the details of the program and how you can participate to help further adoption of eCQMs.


Learn about the key communications and resources that are available from The Joint Commission’s performance measurement team including access to webinar recordings and content.