Joint Commission Revises Hospice Requirements to Align with CMS, Effective Immediately

Published: 02/25/2022

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Home Health,
  • Hospice

The Joint Commission recently announced revisions to certain Hospice requirements, effective immediately. The revisions are applicable to hospices that use TJC for deemed status and were made to better align with U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation. Two of the revisions are also applicable to home health organizations using TJC for deemed status.

The changes include:

  • When a concern with the hospice aide is identified during an on-site visit,

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