Updates to the Advanced Disease-Specific Care Certification for Inpatient Diabetes Care
Effective July 1, 2023, The Joint Commission approved revisions to its Advanced Certification for Inpatient Diabetes Care (IDC). The new and revised standards are designed to improve the safety and quality of care for inpatients diagnosed with diabetes. The standards reflect the 2022 American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, feedback from Joint Commission customers certified in IDC, and subject matter experts in diabetes care and management. The updates span all five chapters and cover clinical care, information management, performance measurement, program management, and supporting patient self-management. These changes will apply to all IDC programs seeking initial certification or recertification.