Revised Elements of Performance and Standards

Effective starting August 25, 2014, the Accredited Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) have revised Elements of Performance (EP’s) and Standards mandated by The Joint Commission. It’s time to revise your policies.

The Joint Commission applied to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for deeming authority for ASC. After CMS’ review of its application, The Joint Commission issued prepublication revisions to standards and EP’s for the ASC Deemed Program and the Home Care Accreditation Program.

The revisions to the ASC Deemed Program include EPs in Environment of Care; Infection Prevention and Control; Information Management; Leadership; Provision of Care, Treatment and Services; Performance Improvement; and Record of Care, Treatment and Services. The Joint Commission indicated the reason for these amendments is to align with the current Medicare Conditions for Coverage.

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Kesha Boykin-McLean

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Kesha Boykin-McLean

As Chief Compliance Officer, Kesha Boykin-Mclean brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Prior to joining VCS, Boykin-Mclean held a number of senior-level compliance roles, including managing and developing the compliance program for St. Francis Hospital in Connecticut. She was also the Division Ethics and Compliance Officer for the Hospital Corporation of America’s Gulf Coast Division where she was responsible for oversight of compliance programs for all hospitals within the division. Most recently, she served as an independent healthcare consultant, assisting hospitals with the planning and implementation of compliance programs.

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