August 24, 2017
Our meeting last Friday at the headquarters of The Joint Commission (TJC) was encouraging, but not definitive. TJC and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had a high level meeting last week and are working on a written statement of their position on several things. It is prudent to wait until they release that statement before getting into a public discussion of how the industry needs to move forward.
Feel free to monitor TJC’s website and notifications, or check back here for updates as they are available. With all of the confusion that has been created in recent months, I feel it is important to wait until the official word is released to avoid adding to the confusion with speculation at this point.
Timing of the announcement is uncertain and may range from a few weeks to a few months.