Health Care Staffing Services

There are no Health Care Staffing Services eCQMs applicable or available for accreditation purposes.
There are no Health Care Staffing Services chart abstracted measures applicable or available for accreditation purposes.
There are no Health Care Staffing Services eCQMs applicable or available for certification purposes.

The following are health care staffing services chart abstracted measures used by the Joint Commission.

  • HCSS-1 Do Not Return – Clinical
  • HCSS-2 Do Not Return – Professional
  • HCSS-3 Completeness of Personnel File

Specification for these measures are:

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In 2004, the Joint Commission launched the Health Care Staffing Certification Program to meet quality oversight needs that have arisen in recent years as a result of significant, on-going shortages of nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals. These shortages have caused health care organizations to increasingly fill positions with temporary workers through contractual arrangements with staffing firms. Health care staffing firms that provide patient care staff must therefore be able to demonstrate due diligence in assuring their staff’s competence and ability to practice safely and legally. The Joint Commission Certification for Health Care Staffing Services requires the use of following 3 standardized performance measures in order to meet the performance measurement requirements for Health Care Staffing Services Certification.

  • HCSS-1 Do Not Return – Clinical
  • HCSS-2 Do Not Return – Professional
  • HCSS-3 Completeness of Personnel File

For more details, please see the following guide:

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