You have requested access to member only content.

Accrediting organizations suspend most survey activities to focus on COVID-19

If you are expecting a survey from your accreditation organization (AO) in the upcoming weeks and months, check in with your liaison. All four hospital AOs have suspending most or all survey activities during the national emergency to deal with COVID-19.

All the AOs say that CMS has assured them that any hospital facing renewal for accreditation will still be able to participate in and bill Medicare during the current national emergency, despite the suspension of surveys.

The Joint Commission (TJC) announced that as of March 16 it was suspending regular surveys until further notice.

This is an excerpt from members-only content. Please log in or become a member to access the full content.

Not a member? Let's fix that!

A membership to Accreditation and Quality Compliance Center provides accreditation and safety professionals with a collection of continuously updated tools, best-practice strategies, and compliance tips developed by industry experts. With two membership options, you can customize your access level depending on your education and training needs.

Register to access the free content available on the site or become a member today. Click here for more information.

For questions and support, please call customer service: 1-800-650-6787.