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Update on TJC’s application for deeming authority (MC)

Update on TJC’s application for deeming authority

Below is an update on National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) that ‘Hospitals” and “Critical Access Hospitals” (CAH) are having trouble meeting—the % indicates the % failing to meet reqt. Nursing (says Shirley D) will use this info as we design MNA CE programs. It may also be of general interest in terms of where quality problems are happening in hospitals. 

Most challenging standards for first half of 2008

Fyi. This call in is only for accredited orgs but wanted to pass along the update re the status of TJC’s application for deeming authority.

A complimentary publication of February 2009
The Joint Commission

Hospital deeming audio conference scheduled for March

The Joint Commission has submitted its application for hospital deeming authority to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and continues to work with CMS to provide the supporting information they need to consider the application. CMS is currently reviewing the application and its final decision on the application is expected by the end of 2009. The Joint Commission fully expects to receive a positive decision from CMS for the continuation of its Medicare recognition referred to as “deeming authority.” On March 26, The Joint Commission will hold a free one-hour audio conference to discuss its hospital deeming application and to address questions raised by conference call participants. The audio conference begins at 11 a.m. PT/noon MT/1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET.

Call-in instructions will be sent to accredited hospitals the week of March 16. Organizations interested in signing up to receive call-in information via e-mail can sign-up via their Joint Commission Connect extranet.

The call is only available for Joint Commission accredited organizations.

For access to the extranet, talk to your organization’s Joint Commission liaison.

(Contact: Patricia Kurtz, pkurtz@jointcommission.organd Kevin Hickey,