Revisions Related to CMS Requirements
The Joint Commission has made several recent standards changes for deemed-status hospitals and critical access hospitals. The first set of changes, effective July 1, 2020, are in response to the hospital deeming renewal application with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The second set of changes, effective September 13, 2020, pertain to both hospitals and critical access hospitals. These are additional changes pertaining to the recent CMS final rules on Burden Reduction and Discharge Planning.
Prepublication Standards – Effective July 1, 2020 and September 13, 2020