The Joint Commission outlined five facts to know about accreditation and certification decisions.
Here are the insights they shared:
1. Accreditation is awarded to a healthcare organization that is compliant with applicable standards in place during its on-site survey.
2. Accreditation with follow-up survey is awarded when a healthcare organization is compliant with all standards as determined by an ESC submission. A follow-up survey is required after six months to assess compliance.
3. Limited accreditation is given to a healthcare organization that is compliant with a limited set of standards and elements of performance.
4. Preliminary denial of accreditation occurs after there is a reason to deny accreditation to a healthcare organization. Potential reasons could include threats to patient safety, submission of false documents, lack of a required license and others.
5. Denial of accreditation happens when an organization has failed to show it is compliant with The Joint Commission's standards.