Joint Commission Seeks Comments on Proposed Requirements for Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery

Published: 09/28/2020

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

The Joint Commission (TJC) is seeking input from the field on proposed requirements for its Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery. TJC has collaborated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to develop these requirements, which reflect current research, best practices and federal regulations. The proposed requirements address various aspects related to spine surgery, including:

  • Program structure
  • Delivery of care
  • Care coordination
  • Performance measurement


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