Revisions to DSC requirements for advanced inpatient diabetes care
Effective July 1, The Joint Commission approved revisions to its Disease-Specific Care (DSC) Certification requirements for advanced Inpatient Diabetes Care (IDC) available to accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals. These revisions include the following:
- 12 new elements of performance (EPs)
- 11 revised EPs
- 8 EPs that had full or partial content moved to different standards
The new and revised standards are designed to improve safety and the quality of care for inpatients diagnosed with diabetes. The revised requirements reflect the American Diabetes Association’s 2022 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, feedback from Joint Commission customers certified in IDC, and subject matter experts in diabetes care and management. The updates span all five chapters and cover clinical care, information management, performance measurement, program management, and supporting patient self-management.
These changes will apply to all IDC programs seeking initial certification or recertification.
View the prepublication standards.