Major changes are in store for Joint Commission surveyed hospitals as of January 9. While scheduled maintenance (PM) used to have a completion threshold of 90% for most items, that goes away and is reset to 100%. This means that EVERY ITEM must be located and test every month in which it is due.
Please read the original article and direct any questions directly to the Joint Commission. Also, plan to attend the webinar that AAMI and TJC are offering to help HTM professionals better understand the new requirements. The webinar is Jan. 6 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET. Registrants for Demystifying the Changes to Joint Commission and CMS Standards will be able to submit their questions in advance for the Q&A portion of the event. – There is no charge for AAMI members, but an $85.00 charge for non-members. Register HERE.
CLICK HERE to read the AAMI News release about the changes.