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Apr 22 2009

Joint Commission Releases Revised Scoring Guidelines

The Joint Commission has released scoring guidelines for the current list of revisions that are expected to be implemented on July 1.

Intending to bring existing standards in line with the Medicare Conditions of Participation, The Joint Commission previously released an update in January, shortly after the 2009 standards went into effect.

These latest revisions came about after discussions with CMS where certain new or revised standards were found to be covered elsewhere in the standards and thus unneeded.

A crosswalk between the first and second updates, including scoring information, can be found here.