Almost every critical access hospital surveyed by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care from June 1, 2021, to May 31, 2022, was cited with infection prevention and control deficiencies for not mitigating problems within the physical environment.
Ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) are once again being reminded that they must have a completed credentials file for every practitioner at their organization.
Beware of repeat deficiencies. CMS is pressing accrediting organizations (AO) to deal more harshly with hospitals that have repeat citations, including elevating a recurring finding to a condition-level deficiency after a time.
Here are some samples of physical environment and life safety deficiency findings found at acute care hospitals surveyed by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) from June 1, 2021, to May 31, 2022.
The Joint Commission’s time frame for evaluating licensed practitioners’ ability to provide care, treatment, and services has been updated from two years to three years, and is intended to better align with the standard practice of evaluating licensed practitioners.
The Joint Commission (TJC) unveiled new and revised workplace violence prevention (WPV) requirements effective January 1, 2022. Specifically, it issued three new elements of performance (EP) to existing standards and two revised EPs.