Joint Commission adds New Requirement for Ambulatory Care Organizations Providing Sleep Center Services

PUBLISHED: Jun 8, 2017
Source: The Joint Commission
Relevant to: Ambulatory Care

The Joint Commission (TJC) has added a new requirement for Ambulatory Care Organizations that provide sleep center services. Effective January 1, 2018 TJC standard HR.02.01.03, EP 35 will require a minimum set of qualifications that physicians interpreting sleep studies are required to have. Specifically, those requirements include:

  • Prior to granting initial or revised privileges for physicians that are interpreting sleep studies at least one of the following qualifications must be verified:
  • Certification in Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) or by a member board of either the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • A completed fellowship in sleep medicine through an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)–accredited program.
    • Following the completed fellowship, certification in sleep medicine is completed within two examination cycles through the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) or a member board of either the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

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