The Joint Commission updates requirements for Advanced Certification for Total Hip & Total Knee Replacement

The Joint Commission's new requirements for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement are scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2019 for all new customers applying for the certification.

Here are the key details to know:

1. The Joint Commission revised the program's eligibility requirements to mandate advanced total hip and knee replacement certified programs to join the American Joint Replacement Registry, using data collected from the registry to improve processes.

2. Organizations must be active members of the American Joint Replacement Registry at the full subscription.

3. Participants in the AJRR receive real-time feedback reports which allow them to benchmark outcomes against other organizations.

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