Privileging Tops Joint Commission’s Most Challenging Requirements for the First Half of 2014
September 19, 2014 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
Standard HR.02.01.03 (the organization grants initial, renewed, or revised clinical privileges to individuals who are permitted by law and the organization to practice independently) topped the list of most challenging requirements for ambulatory care and office-based surgical facilities surveyed by the Joint Commission in the first half of 2014, according to the September 2014 issue of Joint Commission Perspectives. The overall rate of noncompliance with this standard was 50% in ambulatory care (the same as reported in 2013) and 38% in office-based surgery (compared with 60% in 2013). The second most challenging requirement, standard IC.02.02.01 (the organization reduces the risk of infections associated with medical equipment, devices, and supplies), had a 45% noncompliance rate in ambulatory care (compared with 37% in 2013) and 34% in office-based surgery (compared with 26% in 2013).