The Joint Commission's new reporting requirement takes effect in July: 5 things to know

A new element of performance requires ambulatory care organizations to immediately notify The Joint Commission if they lose CMS deemed status. 

Here are five things to know:

1. The requirement is effective July 1.

2. It also applies to hospitals, critical access hospitals and home care organizations that use the deemed status option to satisfy Medicare certification requirements.

3. CMS may revoke an organization's deemed status and place the organization under the state agency's survey jurisdiction after a complaint or validation survey. The Joint Commission cannot perform Medicare survey activity until deemed status is restored.

4. The new requirement is meant to help The Joint Commission avoid conducting deemed status survey activity when an organization is outside of the accrediting body's jurisdiction.

5. The new element of performance was added to Accreditation Participation Requirement APR.01.03.01.

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