The Joint Commission will re-survey WVU Medicine anytime between Sept. 20 to Oct. 5 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.
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.