Articles in Accreditation & Quality Compliance Advisor - Volume 17 Issue 3
The COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is now extended. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra issued the renewal on January 11. The typically 90-day extension would then last through April 11, 2023.
Since launching, wait times to speak to a counselor and abandoned calls have decreased.
The Joint Commission—which last year issued new hospital Leadership standards to encourage health equity, effective January 1, 2023—has now elevated health equity to a National Patient Safety Goal.