On January 1, 2019, The Joint Commission will require all hospitals seeking Perinatal Care (PC) certification to collect data and report a new Perinatal Care performance measure. The PC-06 “Unexpected Complications in Term Newborns” measure is intended to track moderate-to-severe adverse outcomes in the 90 percent of otherwise healthy infants without preexisting conditions. The new requirement will be added to the existing five measures for Joint Commission accredited hospitals with at least 300 live births per year.
We collaborated with The Joint Commission on this presentation to ensure our interpretation reflects their intent with this new measure.
A recording of a recent webinar by Dr. Alana McGolrick, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Chief Nursing Officer at PeriGen, is below. You can access the slide deck here.