Joint Commission cancels all regular surveying

March 18, 2020

In light of President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency regarding the COVID-19 virus and to assure no interference with the work healthcare organizations are doing to prepare and care for patients during this pandemic, The Joint Commission is suspending all regular surveying beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.

In some cases, there may be a small number of surveys that will need to continue, such as high-risk situations, the Joint Commission continued in its statement. They will provide more details soon on what surveys are proceeding. At this time, they do not have an anticipated restart date. All postponed survey events will occur once they resume operations.

If any organizations go past their accreditation due date, accreditation will be extended without disruption to their accreditation status. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has assured us that Medicare payment status also will not be affected.

The Joint Commission knows this is a very difficult time for all healthcare providers. They are here to provide expert advice and guidance. Please reach out to an account executive to assist.

Joint Commission has the announcement.

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