A Joint Commission re-survey visit will occur this month, according to Aaron Kocsis, R.N., regulatory coordinator with WVU Medicine’ s Center for Quality Outcomes.

Part of the re-survey occurred in fall 2015. After a visit to the WVU Medicine campus Sept. 30, the Joint Commission cleared the organization of all Condition deficiencies that were noted in its August survey. Organizations typically have 45-60 days to implement corrective action, but the nature of some of the issues were linked to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) standards and needed to be corrected within 30 days, Kocsis explained.

The next visit will occur sometime in January, Kocsis said. It will involve another check on the progress of all other issues cited in an August 2015 visit.

One Clinical Surveyor and one Life Safety Code Specialist will be on site for the upcoming visit. The two surveyors may show up as a team or they may come on separate days.

Accreditation will depend on compliance with the Joint Commission’s final recommendations.

Contact Kocsis with any questions.