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Revisions Related to CMS Changes for Hospices

To align with the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations for hospices published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2021, The Joint Commission has revised three elements of performance applicable to hospices that elect The Joint Commission's deemed status option. Two EP changes will also apply to home health organizations that use Joint commission accreditation for deemed status purposes. The changes are effective immediately but will be published with the July 1, 2022 standards release.

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Prepublication Standards: Effective Immediately