Tuesday, March 8, 2011

TJC Granted Deeming Authority for Psychiatric Hospitals

The Joint Commission (TJC) has been granted deeming authority for psychiatric hospitals by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). For the next four years, hospitals accredited by TJC will be considered as meeting CMS requirements.

In addition to psychiatric hospitals, TJC has deeming authority for ambulatory surgical centers, clinical laboratories, critical access hospitals, durable medical equipment suppliers (DMEPOS), advanced diagnostic imaging centers, hospitals, home care agencies; and hospices.

To read TJC's announcement, click here:

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