The 2020 Joint Commission and CMS Crosswalk: Comparing Hospital Standards and CoPs highlights equivalencies between Joint Commission standards and federal CoPs. This resource can help your staff walk through each CoP and relate it to corresponding Joint Commission standards and elements of performance (EPs). These crosswalks will enable staff to understand how your hospital’s policies, procedures, and practices can support one or several Joint Commission standards while also demonstrating compliance with equivalent CMS regulations. The book also provides information on how to find out more about CMS and its approach to surveying for compliance.
"This is a detailed resource to help organizations understand how the two sets of requirements align overall to help sustain ongoing compliance and improvement initiatives."
-- Debra DellaRatta, MSN, CPHQ (James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital) Doody's Review - previous edition
The crosswalks in the guide can help hospital staff identify how policies and practices support one or more of TJC standards and demonstrate compliance with equivalent CMS regulations. Sidebars and tables provide additional information on Joint Commission accreditation for deemed status, CMS-related updates, and how both organizations survey for compliance. The crosswalks represent a point in time (Joint Commission standards effective January 1, 2019). The Federal Requirements have CoPs with supporting standards. The Joint Commission has standards with supporting elements of performance.