Getting ready for joint commission and CMS health equity requirements

Feb. 22, 2023 10 - 11 a.m. CT


Recently, The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced their commitment to driving health equity. These new requirements include the expansion of the collection, reporting, and analysis of standardized data. Hospitals and health systems should prepare now to meet these new requirements.

During this webinar, Dr. Shawn Rossi, DHA, FACHE, will cover the upcoming deadlines and reporting requirements for both TJC and CMS reporting. She will address how community health needs assessments can be used to set strategic direction for the requirements and offer additional resources to help hospitals get ready for the new requirements.


At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the new health equity-related requirements for the TJC and CMS.
  • Assess hospital readiness to meet the TJC and CMS requirements.
  • Outline sources for data, including hospital community health needs assessments, for health equity reporting.
  • Describe how to assess and analyze your patients’ social risk factors and how these needs evolve over time.


Dr. Shawn Rossi serves as the vice president of communication and member engagement for the Mississippi Hospital Association, where she has served for over 20 years. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds a doctorate in health administration from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Rossi’s research focuses on community health improvement, investment, and collaboration.​

Recommended to attend

Staff contributing to meeting TJC and CMS health equity requirements including, but not limited to, CEOs, trustees, compliance, accreditation, social workers, case managers, quality and performance improvement, health information management, informatics, marketing/public relations, diversity equity and inclusion, and community health improvement.

Continuing Education

This program has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for a total of one contact hour.

Nursing Home Administrators: The content of this conference is being reviewed by the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators for clock hours. The quantitative value assigned will be indicated on the certificate of attendance awarded to participants who attend sessions.


  • $55 per person for MHA member hospital and health systems.
  • $80 per person for non-MHA members.

Registration deadline

Please register by 9 a.m. CT on the day before the webinar to ensure timely delivery of access instructions.

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When and Where
  • 2/22/2023 10:00 AM CST
  • 2/22/2023 11:00 AM CST
  • Zoom Webinar