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Joint Commission to pause Top Performer program until 2017
Modern Healthcare

A total of 1,043 hospitals made the Joint Commission’s 2015 Top Performers list, an annual award that recognizes facilities for high marks on a suite of 49 accountability measures. That’s about 180 fewer high achievers than last year. However, it’s telling that in the current chaotic state of healthcare quality measures, the accreditation body also said during the release of its annual report that it will suspend the highly popular award for at least one year.“Due to the evolving national performance measure environment—particularly within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,” the program will be put on hiatus, CEO Dr. Mark Chassin said in the report’s introduction.