TJC Announces Deletion of PI Element of Performance for Ambulatory Surgical Centers
The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced that, effective July 1, 2019, Performance Improvement Standard PI.01.01.01, EP 21 for deemed-status ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) will be eliminated. This EP requires deemed-status ASCs to collect data on medical necessity and appropriateness of procedures.
According to TJC, this EP was developed to align TJC-standards with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) requirements. CMS has revised their requirements which has eliminated the need for this TJC element of performance.
Effective July 1, 2019 deemed-status TJC accredited ASC’s no longer need to collect data on:
- Medical necessity
- Appropriateness of procedures
Follow the link below to read the TJC announcement. Included with today’s notice is an example policy addressing performance improvement in ASCs.
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