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Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals

Prepublication Standards – Updated Swing Bed Requirements

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In response to revisions to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs), The Joint Commission began surveying deemed-status hospitals and critical access hospitals to updated swing bed regulatory requirements as of November 28, 2017.

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12/08/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Laboratory , Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to EP Review Phase IV

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The EP Review Project is a multiphased component of Project REFRESH, a series of interrelated process improvement initiatives The Joint Commission has been conducting throughout 2016 and 2017, and continuing into 2018.

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09/25/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Home Care

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Life Safety Code Update

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As announced in the November 2016 issue of Perspectives, The Joint Commission revised the Life Safety (LS), Environment of Care (EC), and Equipment Management (EQ) chapters following adoption of the 2012 editions of the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 101.

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09/20/2017

Hospitals

Prepublication Standards – Standard Related to Performance on ORYX Measures to be Deleted

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Effective January 1, 2018 Standard PI.02.01.03 and its one element of performance, will be permanently deleted. It has been suspended since January 2015 (see December 2014 Perspectives) and will now be deleted because The Joint Commission has determined that it is not possible to accurately calculat

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards

08/21/2017

Ambulatory Health Care, Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Behavioral Health Care, Nursing Care Center, Office-Based Surgery, Home Care

Standards Revisions for Medication Management

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The Joint Commission has revised its Medication Management (MM) standards for all applicable accreditation programs to assure that they continue to reflect evidence-based practices and quality and safety issues that have emerged from the field in recent years.

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards

06/28/2017

Hospitals

Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to Pain Assessment and Management

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The Joint Commission has developed new and revised pain assessment and management standards for the Hospital accreditation program. In early 2016, The Joint Commission began conducting an extensive literature review on contemporary guidelines and best practices for pain assessment and management in

Related Topics: Prepublication Standards, Hospital

06/19/2017

Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Nursing Care Center

Prepublication Standards – Goal Revisions for Healthcare-Associated Infections NPSGs

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The Joint Commission introduced several revised requirements for National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 7.

Related Topics: Nursing Care Center, National Patient Safety Goals, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, Prepublication Standards, NPSG

05/22/2017