Joint Commission Revises Deeming Requirements for Hospital Accreditation Program

December 19, 2012 | Strategic Insights for Health System


The Joint Commission has recently revised two of the deeming requirements for its hospital accreditation program to maintain alignment with regulations from a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule issued in May 2012, states a December 7, 2012, article posted on the Joint Commission website. First, the agency has revised the timing requirement related to the reporting of medication errors, adverse drug events, and medication incompatibilities outlined in element of performance 6 for standard MM.07.01.03 (“The hospital responds to actual or potential adverse drug events, significant adverse drug reactions, and medication errors”).

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