CMS Memo Regarding Inconsistencies in Survey Processes | Review CMS memo
As many of you have inquired, The Joint Commission received a transmittal on June 16 from CMS,
which addresses changes to survey processes. CMS has asked all accrediting organizations to evaluate and change processes for pre-survey notifications, avoid dates and complaint investigations. These changes
would apply to all deemed programs (excluding Laboratory) and to all accreditors.
CAH Revisions from CMS Review Go into Effect August 27 | Learn more
Effective this Sunday, Aug. 27, the Joint Commission is making several changes to the elements of
performance (EPs) for critical access hospitals (CAHs) to better align with CMS Conditions of Participation.
The Joint Commission Eliminates Additional Standards across all Accreditation Programs
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The Joint Commission recently announced it will eliminate and consolidate a second section of standards, following the first major reduction announced late last year. The more than 200 eliminated and
consolidated standards, also effective this Sunday, Aug. 27, will streamline requirements and make them
as efficient and impactful on patient safety and quality as possible.