Home Health and Hospice Requirements Updated to Maintain Alignment with CMS

The Joint Commission has made standards and glossary changes for both deemed-status hospice organizations and deemed-status home health agencies to more closely match the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conditions of participation (CoPs). The changes for hospices were made in response to The Joint Commission's application for continued deeming authority, and the changes for home health organizations were made in response to revisions to the CMS CoPs. The changes are effective March 14, 2021. 

Prepublication Standards:

Prepublication Standards: Effective March 14, 2021