The PDF version of the 2024 Orthopedic Certification Standards Manual offers a practical overview of The Joint Commission’s requirements to achieve and maintain advanced certification for spine surgery (ACSS) and/or total hip and total knee replacement (THKR).
All Disease-Specific Care (DSC) core standards and EPs as of January 1, 2024
All ACSS and THKR program–specific EPs and standardized performance measures as of January 1, 2024
Glossary defining key terms used in Joint Commission standards
Does NOT INCLUDE the following: Standards and EPs for other DSC certification programs, as well as The Joint Commission Certification Process, Performance Improvement and Performance Measurement, Sentinel Event Policy, and other certification process information chapters from the Comprehensive Certification Manual for Disease-Specific Care
Abridged version of the Comprehensive Certification Manual for Disease-Specific Care—only scored standards chapters for ACSS and/or THKR included
Standards: All Disease-Specific Care core standards and ACSS and THKR program–specific EPs
Setting: Organizations seeking to achieve or maintain Joint Commission advanced certification for spine surgery (ACSS) and/or total hip and total knee replacement (THKR)
Key Audience: Staff responsible for certification, compliance, patient safety, performance measurement, or quality improvement in spine surgery and/or total hip and total knee replacement programs
Please note: This manual is delivered annually. It is not updated throughout the year. The most up-to-date standards throughout 2024 are available electronically through E-dition®, found on your Joint Commission Connect® extranet site or available for purchase here.