Strategies for Adopting the Recent Joint Commission Appointment Period Change

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Have you heard?

The Joint Commission has extended its practitioner appointment requirement from “not to exceed two years” to “not to exceed three years.”

The new timeframe is intended to better align with the standard practice of evaluating licensed practitioners every three years.

The new change is effective immediately unless laws and regulations require a shorter period. It applies to accreditation programs for hospitals, ambulatory health care, behavioral health care and human services, critical access hospitals, nursing care centers, and office-based surgery.

This change will enable MSPs to perform continuous monitoring and quality assessment, as well as help reduce duplicative credentialing/recredentialing processes – but it will involve adjustments for all parties.

The VerityStream consulting team will help you better understand the change and learn more about:

  • The analysis that should be conducted in support of this type of transition
  • New appointment methodologies that can be used (birth month, specialty, and more) as you transition
  • Adjusting to new appointment periods, strategies and recommendations
  • And, more!
    • Lisa Rothmuller, CPCS
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    • Thomas Heitz, CPCS
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