Tuesday, December 30, 2008

December 2008 Joint Commission Online Now Available

The December 2008 issue of Joint Commission Online is now available. Updates in the latest issue include:

  • Accreditation changes effective January 1, 2009 to comply with CMS application for continued deeming authority;
  • No new National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) will be created for 2010 in order to review the 2009 NPSGs;
  • The elimination of "thresholds" in Conditional Accreditation (CA) and Preliminary Denial of Accreditation (PDA) decisions;
  • The announcement that organizations will receive their National Quality Improvement Goal data in March;
  • The announcement of five new members to The Joint Commission Board of Commissioners.

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