Healthcare organizations that achieve Joint Commission accreditation meet or surpass CMS’s standards for acceptance into the Medicare and Medicaid programs. To keep accreditation in good standing being permanently prepared for “surprise inspections” is integral as requirements change.
Moving into 2022 it is imperative to ask if your hospital is “survey ready” for the newest Condition of Participation (CoP) requirements in relation to Covid-19 Vaccinations. Newly released 2022 CoP requires that the facility has extremely specific requirements, including policies and procedures to safeguard that staff, students, volunteers, and practitioners are COVID-19 vaccinated or have the correct documentation for an exemption.
So, how best to prepare for this new survey requirement and ensure it goes smoothly?
If you are a state that is impacted and your organization is Joint Commission Accredited, ensure you are prepared for surveyors and aware of the newest requirements: