Physician Leader Monthly October 2022
In this issue:
- Joint Commission Journal: A study in the October issue focuses on preventing suicide after psychiatric hospitalization via implementation of The World Health Organization’s Brief Intervention and Contact (BIC) Program at six U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers serving large rural populations.
Joint Commission to review all ‘above and beyond’ requirements
The Joint Commission is reviewing all its “above and beyond” requirements — those that go beyond the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and are not on crosswalks to the CoPs. Additionally, The Joint Commission will conduct quantitative analyses of scoring patterns and tests for redundancy. Where necessary, it also will conduct literature and field reviews and engage experts within the field.
Learn more from Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, MACP, FACMI, president and CEO, about why The Joint Commission is conducting a mega review of its above and beyond requirements in an interview in Modern Healthcare.
In other news
Blogs for docs
Improving and Promoting Social Determinants of Health at a System Level: Prime Healthcare Services is honored to be a recipient of the 2021 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award in the National Level Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality category for its system-level efforts to improve and promote social determinants of health (SDoH), writes Ahmad Imran, MD, MBA, System Vice President of Quality and Value Based Care (VBC), Prime Healthcare Services.
In the media
The World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2023 | Newsweek
Determining ROI on accreditation | ASC Focus Magazine
Building a stronger patient safety and quality improvement system | Management in Healthcare