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Joint Commission Scoring Patterns

This month’s edition of Perspectives summarizes Joint Commission scoring patterns. It includes the accreditation and certification programs for the full calendar year 2018. And, it contains the “usual suspects” and a few surprises.

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Immediate Jeopardy Determination

CMS issued a new QSO memo this past month, QSO 19-09. It details the dreaded subject of immediate jeopardy determination. Appendix Q of the State Operations Manual describes the IJ process. In fact, this may be a step in the right direction. The memo suggests that there will be more consistency and structure used to determine immediate jeopardy.

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Day One Document Advice

Our TJC discussion this month centers around two topics. One, The Joint Commission released two new TJC FAQs covering suicide prevention and exit stairwells. And second, we share our Day-One Document advice to better prepare you for an upcoming survey.

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