Reminder: New, revised Performance Improvement standards go in effect on Jan. 1, 2022
The year is almost over, so it is time to make sure you are prepared for new and revised standards that are set to go into effect in 2022. Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, The Joint Commission will implement new and revised Performance Improvement (PI) and Leadership (LD) accreditation standards for its Home Care Accreditation Program.
During its research, The Joint Commission found that there is a wide range of capabilities and execution strategies across health care organizations in terms of monitoring quality and improving performance. However, two common themes emerged among organizations with successful improvement programs:
- They adopted an established improvement methodology and used the associated tools in their efforts.
- They developed and maintained relevant and manageable plans for monitoring quality and prioritizing improvement initiatives.
These revisions factor in those themes and strengthen the link between leadership priorities and goal setting, as well as planning organizational quality assessment and performance improvement efforts.
A R3 Report also was published detailing the rationale and research behind the requirements.
View the prepublication standards.