Modern Healthcare reports the Joint Commission announced plans to revise 14% of its quality and safety standards in the first round of a review process aimed at realigning hospital safety and quality standards while decreasing administrative burden. The first round of revisions will affect 56 of the Commission’s more than 250 standards. The revisions, which will take effect Jan. 1, will remove redundant or obsolete measures and pave the way for new standards on health equity, environmental sustainability, infection control, and workforce development. In September the Joint Commission issued an official statement announcing the beginning of a review of all Joint Commission “above-and-beyond” requirements, those that go beyond the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and are not on crosswalks to the CoPs (AHT, 9/20/2022).
- Joint Commission Issues Official Statement on its Quality Standards Review (AHT, 9/20/2022)
- Modern Healthcare: Joint Commission makes major revisions to quality, safety standards (12/20/2022)