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Joint Commission Pushes Back Telemedicine Requirements Until March 2011
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The Joint Commission’s plan to implement CMS telemedicine standards for hospitals (both acute and critical access) has been pushed back until March 2011, according to an official announcement from the accrediting body. Originally slated for implementation on July 15, 2010, The Joint Commission had intended to add new Elements of Performance (EP) that would bring the organization’s requirements more in line with CMS standards for telemedicine services, specifically for the credentialing and privileging of telehealth providers.