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CMS clarifies some concerns about longtime accreditor

Given The Joint Commission’s (TJC) more than 60-year presence in hospital accreditation, Inside Accreditation and Quality went to CMS for some clarification on its concerns that led to only a two-year renewal for TJC as an accrediting organization.

Those concerns included a statement that “some of these concerns stem from the level of detail TJC provides in the daily briefings it provides to facilities.” IAQ asked whether that meant too much or too little detail.

Here is the response from CMS:

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