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Joint Commission Standards Elimination Effective August 27, 2023

The Joint Commission will eliminate and consolidate a second set of standards following the first major reduction announced late last year. There will be 19 deletions or consolidations for Evidence of Standards Performance (EPs) requirements (26% reduction) specific to the Nursing Care Accreditation Program. Find the revisions and deletions here.

The results of a recent independent study Joint Commission-accredited nursing care centers confirms accreditation delivers an average lifetime return on investment (ROI) of 413%. That means for every dollar invested in accreditation, organizations saw that dollar returned plus $4.13 more. The revision and deletion initiative aligns with The Joint Commission’s commitment to ensure that accreditation provides an opportunity for return on investment.


Revisions and Deletions Related to the Standards Simplification Project

Study Results Show: It Pays to Be Accredited

The Joint Commission eliminates additional 200 standards across all accreditation programs

Kathleen O’Connor, MA is President & Founder of Achieve Accreditation. Achieve Accreditation has helped skilled nursing providers and assisted living organizations to obtain and maintain their Joint Commission Accreditation for 35 years.

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