Joint Commission Revises Performance Improvement Standard, Effective Immediately

Published: 03/07/2023

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

The Joint Commission recently published revisions to performance improvement standard PI.01.01.01, Element of Performance 4. The revisions are applicable to the Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Office-based Surgery and Ambulatory Care accreditation programs.

According to TJC, the revisions have been made to provide clarification about required data collection on “significant discrepancies” between preoperative and postoperative diagnosis.

The revisions clarify:

  • An organization’s

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