TJC Announces Reinstatement of Ventricular Assist Device Implant Volume Requirement

Published: 04/27/2023

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Hospitals

The Joint Commission has announced that, beginning on May 11, 2023, the day the COVID-19 public health emergency ends, the requirement to count the volume of ventricular assist device (VAD) implants by surgeons will be reinstated.

U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) National Coverage Determination (NCD) memo 20.9.1 states that at a minimum, there must be “At least one physician with cardiothoracic surgery privileges and individual experience implanting at least 10 durable, i

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