Joint Commission Adds New Requirement for Deemed Status Organizations

PUBLISHED: Jun 5, 2018
Relevant to: Ambulatory Care, Critical Access Hospitals, Home Health, Hospitals

The Joint Commission (TJC) has recently added a new requirement, effective July 1, 2018, for organizations that use TJC accreditation for deemed status for Medicare certification.

According to TJC, any hospital, critical access hospital, ambulatory care or home care organization that loses deemed status after a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) complaint survey or validation survey must immediately notify TJC about the change in status.

TJC is not allowed to perform Medicare survey activities when CMS has removed an organization’s deemed status and the organization is placed under the jurisdiction of the State Agency. Therefore, it is important for TJC to be notified as soon as possible if an accredited organization has lost deemed status.

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