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Important Information About This Certification

On January 1, 2023, a new Advanced Certification in Perinatal Care (ACPC) will be launched, and our current Perinatal Care (PNC) Certification will eventually be phased out.

If you are a current PNC customer your certification will remain valid until your 2-year cycle is over. You may decide to apply for ACPC when your current Perinatal program is due. You may also choose to apply sooner if desired.

Certification Helps Drive Improvement

Organizations that monitor and adhere to perinatal care core measures are more likely to demonstrate the following improvements:

  • Reduction in infant mortality rates
  • Reduction in maternal complications and mortality
  • Reduction of unnecessary induction of labor
  • Reduction of elective deliveries that can lead to an increase in admission rates to the neonatal intensive care unit
  • Reduction of complications during deliveries
  • Reduction of prematurity rates that can lead to infant mortality
  • Reduction in costs associated with lengthy hospital stays due to pregnancy related complications

What It Takes to Be Certified

Organizations seeking perinatal care certification must meet a few basic requirements:

  • Your institution must be accredited by The Joint Commission
  • You must comply with the core measures regardless of your program’s size and delivery rates

Performance Measurement

Joint Commission-certified programs and organizations seeking initial certification are required to adopt a set of standardized performance measures. Organizations collect monthly data for each measure in the set. The data is then submitted quarterly to The Joint Commission.

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