Forbes writes: The Joint Commission, accreditor of thousands of U.S. healthcare facilities, will resume its surveys in June as hospitals and health systems re-open to visitors and begin to return hospital operations to a new normal.
The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 hospitals, health systems, facilities and programs in the U.S. Health facilities stripped of Joint Commission accreditation could find their Medicare funding in jeopardy. The Joint Commission had suspended all regular, on-site surveys of hospitals and other health care organizations, since March 16 (Joint Commission, 3/16/2020).
- Joint Commission: https://www.jointcommission.org/resources/news-and-multimedia/news/2020/03/the-joint-commission-suspends-all-regular-surveys-amid–covid-19-pandemic/
- Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2020/05/27/hospital-accreditor-the-joint-commission-to-resume-inspections-after-pandemic-hiatus/#5012085d1ae1