2019 Joint Commission and CMS Crosswalk: Comparing Hospital Standards and CoPs

ISBN: 9781635850789
ISBN-10: 1635850789
Copyright: 2019
Edition: 1st
Author: The Joint Commission,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 98
Reviewer: Debra DellaRatta,  MSN, CPHQ  (James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital)
This manual easily shows the relationship/alignment of the two sets of requirements of The Joint Commission's (TJC) standards and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs). The development team notes that TJC has additional requirements that do not appear in the crosswalk to the CMS requirements with the example that TJC exceeds federal requirements, citing the TJC's National Patient Safety Goals as an example.
Key features include timesaving crosswalks reviewed and approved by TJC giving a side-by-side comparison of Medicare hospital CoPs to many of TJC's standards as of January 1, 2019. It includes a reverse crosswalk and additional crosswalks comparing special CoPs for psychiatric hospitals to comparable Joint Commission standards and vice versa.
The crosswalks in the guide can help hospital staff identify how policies and practices support one of more of TJC standards and demonstrate compliance with equivalent CMS regulations. Sidebars and tables provide additional information on Joint Commission accreditation for deemed status, CMS-related updates, and how both organizations survey for compliance. The crosswalks represent a point in time (Joint Commission standards effective January 1, 2019). The Federal Requirements have CoPs with supporting standards. The Joint Commission has standards with supporting elements of performance.
The book is divided into five parts: understanding deemed status; complete crosswalk that compares the 24 CoPs applicable to acute care hospitals and the equivalent Joint Commission standards and Elements of Performance (EPs); crosswalk that compares the three special CoPs for psychiatric hospitals relating to special provisions, medical records, and staff requirements; reverse crosswalks of TJC Hospital Standards/EPs equivalent to CoPs; and reverse crosswalks of TJC Psychiatric Hospital Standards/EPs equivalent to CoPs.
This is a detailed resource to help organizations understand how the two sets of requirements align overall to help sustain ongoing compliance and improvement initiatives.
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