Proposed Requirements for the New Advanced Certification for Spine Surgery (ACSS) Field Review

Field Review Start Date: September 16, 2020
End Date: October 28, 2020

The Joint Commission, in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), has recently developed requirements for The Advanced Certification for Spine Surgery in various domains related to spine surgery such as program structure, delivery of care, care coordination, and performance measurement. These proposed standards incorporate the latest research, best practices, and federal regulations to improve quality and safety for spine surgery patients. Currently, The Joint Commission certifies over 100 spine health care organizations through its foundational Disease-Specific Care Certification Program.

Step 1: Read the Proposed Standards*


Proposed Requirements for the New Advanced Certification for Spine Surgery

Note: Prior to submitting your comments, download and review the document(s).
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Step 2: Provide Your Comments 

Tell us what you think. You can submit your comments in one of the following ways:

  1. Submit your comments via the online survey, which will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
  2. Submit your comments via the online form.
  3. Submit your comments via mail. 

The Joint Commission
Department of Standards and Survey Methods
Proposed Requirements for the New Advanced Certification for Spine Surgery (ACSS) Field Review
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181


Comments will be gathered for six weeks beginning on September 16, 2020 and ending October 28, 2020.

Questions?

Elizabeth Cook – Division of Standards and Survey Methods – at 630.792.5989 or