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Physician Leader Monthly May 2023

Perspectives: Reinstated ventricular assist device implant volume requirement
During the public health emergency, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) halted the requirement to count the volume of ventricular assist device (VAD) implants by surgeons. As of May 11, counting VAD implants by surgeons resumes.  

Approved: Revised requirements for critical access hospitals to align with CMS final rule

For assisted living communities: Updates to ORYX reporting requirements, submission timelines

Deadline extended: Submit Tyson Award applications by new date of May 24

Newly released 

Quick Safety: Preventing light source-related burns during laparoscopy, arthroscopy
Organizations that conduct laparoscopy or arthroscopy should be aware of the potential for patient burns from the light sources associated with these scopes. 

Joint Commission launches new Health Care Equity Certification Resource Center

New gap analysis tool in Health Care Equity Accreditation Standards and Resource Center
New third edition of The Joint Commission Big Book of Checklists

Blogs for docs 

New Quality in Senior Living blog: Joint Commission NCC Accreditation provides strong ROI
A 2022 study by an independent research firm found that skilled nursing facilities/nursing homes accredited by The Joint Commission can see a 413% return on investment (ROI), and that for every dollar invested by a Joint Commission-accredited NCC organization, “that dollar is returned along with an additional $4.13.” Sign up Quality in Senior Living blog >>

In the media

Solutions to the Maternal Morbidity Crisis | Healthcare Executive Magazine

55 patient safety experts to know | 2023 | Becker's Hospital Review

The Joint Commission enterprise announces three officer appointments to executive leadership team | Yahoo! Finance