The Joint Commission recognizes that some organizations were not able to submit 2Q2021 chart-abstracted data by the September 30th, 2021 deadline as a result of the former platform for direct data submission being permanently shut down. Due to the potential for incomplete data, The Joint Commission will delay reporting of 2Q 2021 data until all hospitals can submit data in the new system if needed.
Additionally, The Joint Commission acknowledges quality measure data collection, submission and rates may have been impacted during the National Pandemic. The Joint Commission continues to provide feedback reports and benchmarks of available data via the Accelerate PI™ Dashboards. Organizations are encouraged to use this data for quality improvement purposes to the extent which they are able.