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Hospitals Can Weigh in on Revised Joint Commission Standard
Health Leaders Media - Liz Jones

The Joint Commission recently asked hospitals to weigh in on the long disputed standard MS.01.01.01 (formerly MS.1.20). Hospitals only have until January 28, 2010 to read the revised standard and relay their responses to The Joint Commission. Carol S. Cairns, CPMSM, CPCS, senior consultant at The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc., in Marblehead, MA, suggests that hospital and medical staff leaders who disagree with the latest draft standard of MS.01.01.01 communicate not only with The Joint Commission, but also with their associated professional organizations, such as the American Medical Association or the National Association Medical Staff Services.