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What’s up in 2022? New standards, recurring problems, and playing catchup

In the upcoming year, surveys will include new standards, revised requirements, modified processes and procedures, and a continued focus on infection control and fire safety. However, none of that promises to be more difficult than facing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unfortunately, there will still be a COVID-19 pandemic as the new year opens.

Both The Joint Commission (TJC) and DNV Healthcare will be surveying to new and revised standards, but few if any of the changes are unexpected. Many of them concentrate on eliminating repetitive requirements or aligning standards with new or changing CMS expectations.

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