Chronicles of Health Creation: Joint Commission Issues New Pain Standards in Response to Integrative Medicine Team

December 1, 2014 1:39 PM

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A Nov. 12, 2014 announcement from the principal accrediting agency for health care organizations could significantly impact access to integrative pain care throughout the United States.

The agency is the Joint Commission. The revised accreditation standard will apply to all the institutions under the agency's guidance and review: hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, home health and senior homes.

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