Updated: Post-Acute Care Certification requirements for nursing care centers
Effective July 1, 2024, The Joint Commission approved revisions to its requirements for the Post-Acute Care add-on certification option for nursing care centers (NCCs). These revisions include the following:
- Five new elements of performance (EPs)
- 11 revised EPs
- Six consolidated EPs
- 18 EPs with editorial changes
- Seven deleted EPs
The new and revised requirements are designed to improve the safety and quality of care for patients or residents receiving post-acute care in Joint Commission-accredited NCCs. The updates reflect the most recent clinical practice guidelines from the American Medical Directors Association’s Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine; feedback from Joint Commission-accredited NCCs, including those with and without Post-Acute Care certification; and recommendations from subject matter experts in rehabilitation and long-term care. The revised requirements cover topics in the Human Resources (HR), Leadership (LD), Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services (PC), and Performance Improvement (PI) chapters.
The revised requirements will be posted on the Prepublication Standards page of The Joint Commission’s website and will publish online in the spring 2024 E-dition® update to the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Nursing Care Centers (CAMNCC).
For questions regarding the revisions, please contact the Department of Standards and Survey Methods.