By A.J. Plunkett
The Joint Commission (TJC) is revising its medication management standards, requiring clear and accurate medication orders—catching up to what surveyors have been scoring for some time now.
The changes were in standards...
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Joint Commission–accredited hospitals and CAHs must have a process for requesting an 1135 waiver from CMS
This article reviews the importance of NPSG.15.01.01, element of performance (EP) 1, which has two separate sections with a very important difference.
Critical access hospitals (CAH) accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) will be expected to implement National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) standard NPSG.15.01.01 starting July 1, 2020.
The following is a Q&A with two experts at Chicago-based Lumere, a healthcare think tank focused on helping health systems eliminate medical errors and cut unnecessary costs.
Hospital antibiotic stewardship programs will become a Condition of Participation (CoP) requirement as of March 30, 2020.
Here is the revised wording of the hospital Condition of Participation (CoP) adding requirements for antibiotic stewardship.