Joint Commission updates emergency management standards

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The Joint Commission last week announced updates to its emergency management standards effective Nov.15. Issued in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2016 final rule establishing new emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid-participating health care facilities, the updated standards apply to deemed status surveys for hospital, critical access hospital, ambulatory, home health and hospice settings.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, Medicaid, disaster readiness, preparedness

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