The Joint Commission issues new certification requirements for total hip, knee replacements

Written by Alan Condon | January 23, 2020 | Print  | Email

The Joint Commission introduced new and revised requirements for hospitals and ASCs that participate in the Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification program, effective July 1, 2020.

Covering clinical care, information management, performance measurement, program management, and supporting self-management, the new and updated requirements aim to improve safety and quality of services for patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty.

The standards require participating programs to: 

The standards include 11 new and 11 revised elements of performance.

Read them in full here.

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