R3 Report Issue 26: Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification Standards

Effective July 1, 2020, 11 new and 11 revised elements of performance (EPs) will be applicable to all Joint Commission–accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers that participate in the advanced total hip and total knee replacement certification program.

Engagement with stakeholders, customers, and experts

In addition to an extensive literature review and public field review, The Joint Commission obtained expert guidance from the following groups:

  • Standards workgroup comprised of clinicians with expertise in total joint replacement from The Joint Commission and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Standards review panel (SRP) consisted of representatives from organizations or professional associations who provide a “boots on the ground” point of view and insights into the practical application of the proposed standards.

The prepublication version of the standards is available on the Prepublication Standards section of the Joint Commission website. After July 1, 2020, the standards can be accessed in the E-dition® or standards manual.

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