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TJC Accreditation and Certification Decision Report Changes Effective July 1

The Joint Commission has announced that changes in its accreditation and certification decision reports will be effective July 1. The changes affect the survey decision report by adding sections on opportunities for improvement and addressing plans for improvement, and by changing the process for equivalencies approval. Implemented to align with requirements of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the changes are part of The Joint Commission’s application to renew its hospital deeming authority. For additional information, visit The Joint Commission’s Accreditation and Certification web page or contact the Joint Commission.