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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

Comment on proposed requirements for health care equity advanced certification program

Dr. McKee selected as 2022 AL DÍA Archetype


Newly released 

New Accelerate PI Dashboard Reports now available for home health, hospice organizations


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.

More blogs

Positive Outcomes in a Virtual Partial Hospitalization Program


In the media

The World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2023 | Newsweek

Biden says White House has secured $8 billion in public and private sector funding to help end hunger in the U.S. by 2030 | Daily Mail

Determining ROI on accreditation | ASC Focus Magazine

Mediclinic Middle East collaborates with Joint Commission International | Khaleej Times

Building a stronger patient safety and quality improvement system | Management in Healthcare