Beginning with January 1, 2019 discharges, hospitals that are Joint Commission accredited with >300 annual deliveries will be required to report the perinatal care measure, PC-06: Unexpected Complications in Term Newborns. Check out the measure specifics here: https://manual.jointcommission.org/releases/TJC2018B1/MIF0393.html.
CMQCC is hosting an upcoming webinar to explain the new measure:
Unexpected Newborn Complications: Understanding the New Measure
Tuesday, December 18
- Review the origins and purpose of the new Joint Commission measure, Unexpected Newborn Complications
- Explore how it can be used to drive quality improvement in both maternal and neonatal care
- Describe the safeguards for both over and under-coding which are important for all measures that use administrative data sets
- Present how Unexpected Newborn Complications can be used as a “balancing” or safety measure for obstetric quality improvement projects