The Joint Commission

July 2018: Joint Commission FAQs Released

The Joint Commission has released a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that contains responses to inquiries that have been submitted regarding their Recommendations Regarding Environmental Hazards for Providers and Surveyors in several editions of their Perspectives newsletter starting in November of last year.  The FAQs are in the July 2018 edition of Perspectives. Full text of […]

January 2018: TJCs NEW OUTPATIENT / RESIDENTIAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY RISK RECOMMENDATIONS

The January 2018 issue of The Joint Commission’s Perspectives addresses the recommendations that came from the Expert Panel’s third meeting  (October 2017) regarding ligature attachment and other risks in non-hospital settings such as: Residential Treatment Partial Hospitalization Intensive Outpatient Outpatient Treatment The three new recommendations, (#14-16) state that these settings: #14. Are not required to […]

November 2017 Perspectives: SUICIDE PREVENTION IN HOSPITALS

The Joint Commission has released their recommendations regarding Hospital Environmental Hazards for Providers and Surveyors.  In an attempt to get this information circulated quickly, and with concern that the exact wording be communicated, please click on the link below and again on the link on the following page read the article in the, “The Joint […]

August 2017: Official Announcement from The Joint Commission & CMS on Ligature Issues

  This email is being sent out on behalf of Mark Pelletier, Chief Operating Officer- Accreditation and Certification Operations  Dear Colleagues: Recently, CMS and The Joint Commission have been in discussions regarding deficiencies related to ligature risk and self-harm.  When ligature risks rise to the level of a Condition Level Finding (CLD), CMS requires that […]

March 2017: TJC Announcement of Ligature Attachment Point Emphasis

For many years The Joint Commission (TJC) has had “Deemed Status” from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which means that CMS will accept TJC’s accreditation of a health care provider as proof that they are providing quality service and CMS will pay the health care providers claims for reimbursement.  Also for many […]

CMS

CMS Ligature Risk Policy Clarification

CMS released a Clarification of Ligature Risk Policy to its State Survey Agency Directors on December 8, 2017.  In the interest of making sure the exact wording of this important document is available, the full text of this document is below: (click on each page)

August 2017: Official Announcement from The Joint Commission & CMS on Ligature Issues

  This email is being sent out on behalf of Mark Pelletier, Chief Operating Officer- Accreditation and Certification Operations  Dear Colleagues: Recently, CMS and The Joint Commission have been in discussions regarding deficiencies related to ligature risk and self-harm.  When ligature risks rise to the level of a Condition Level Finding (CLD), CMS requires that […]

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