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Hospitals Notified of New Joint Commission Option for Triennial Accreditation Surveys

The Joint Commission (JC) and Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) yesterday emailed the attached joint letter to all California JC-accredited hospitals announcing the physician surveyor option for future triennial hospital accreditation surveys. Hospitals may choose to have a JC physician surveyor or an IMQ surveyor as a member of the triennial hospital accreditation survey team. According to the letter, the surveyor choice will not affect the California Department of Public Health’s oversight of hospitals and compliance with Title 22. Hospitals will make their choices when they submit a survey application, which will include a comparison of cost differences between the two options. Hospitals with questions about the new process should contact their JC account executive.    

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