3 things for ASCs to know about The Joint Commission's SAFER Matrix scoring system

The Joint Commission outlined three facts about its SAFER Matrix scoring system, a scoring approach used for surveys of healthcare organizations.

Here are the key things to know:

1. The scoring process us used for all certification and accreditation programs.

2. The SAFER Matrix aggregates areas of noncompliance based off surveyor's on-site evaluations of an issue's likelihood to cause harm to patients or staff.

3. All noncompliance issues documented require follow-up activity and are assigned a 60-day time frame for correction.

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