Revisions for Advanced Disease-Specific Care Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Certification

Effective January 1, 2022, The Joint Commission approved minor revisions to DSDF.3, EP 2 on the assessment and reassessment of COPD patients. These changes reflect the importance of the patient’s exacerbation history — along with monitoring patient symptoms and exacerbations risks — in COPD assessment and reassessment.

Prepublication Standards:

Prepublication Standards — Effective January 1, 2022