The Joint Commission is on the WVU Medicine campus today as part of a re-survey to ensure that issues identified from an August visit have been corrected.
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, said Aaron Kocsis, R.N., regulatory coordinator with WVU Medicine’ s Center for Quality Outcomes. Those specific standards are outlined on pages six and seven of the report and are designated by the description “Condition.”
Another check on the progress of all other issues will likely occur in January 2016, Kocsis said.
Accreditation will depend on compliance with the Joint Commission’s final recommendations.