Revisions Related to CMS Final Rules
The Joint Commission has revised several elements of performance (EPs) for critical access hospitals to align with the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) published in the Federal Register on November 23, 2022. The revisions primarily address the areas of restraint and seclusion, the complaint process, and unified and integrated structures for critical access hospitals that are part of a multihospital system. These changes are effective June 1, 2023 and will be published with the August 2023 standards release.
Prepublication Standards - Effective June 1, 2023