The Joint Commission’s advanced certifications elevate your services with evidence-based proof of clinical quality. We have developed the resources below to support sites with the registry requirement for the certification process.
The Joint Commission Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification (THKR) is offered in collaboration with the AAOS and the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR).
Registry Office Hours for The Joint Commission Advanced Certifications
Is your site currently designated with or pursuing The Joint Commission Advanced THKR Certification or The Joint Commission ACSS?
If so, AAOS Registry staff will be holding informal office hours sessions that you can attend.
Feel free to bring any questions you may have about the registry requirement for the certification process. Staff will be able to explain the registry data elements that need to be submitted and how to view The Joint Commission performance measures in the RegistryInsights® Dashboards.
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CT
Click here to join the office hours session on 12/13.
Quick Reference Guides
AJRR participation is the sole pathway for the registry requirement of The Joint Commission Advanced THKR Certification, while ASR participation is the sole pathway for the registry requirement of The Joint Commission ACSS.
A set of standardized performance measures are also required for both advanced certifications. Check out the guides below for a list of the measures and how to view them on the RegistryInsights® Performance Measures Dashboard. The performance measure data must be submitted to The Joint Commission quarterly.
- Registry Participation Quick Reference Guide: The Joint Commission Advanced THKR Certification
- Registry Participation Quick Reference Guide: The Joint Commission ACSS
Frequently Asked Questions
View frequently asked questions about using Registry participation for both advanced certifications below.
- AJRR Participation for The Joint Commission Advanced THKR Certification FAQs
- ASR Participation for The Joint Commission ACSS FAQs
The toolkits below provide details related to Registry participation for obtaining and maintaining The Joint Commission advanced certifcations. They include information related to measure definitions, details to aid in the data submission process to appropriately calculate measures to inform quality improvement at your site, and frequently asked questions to support ongoing data submission to the Registry Program.
- Registry Participation Toolkit: Achieving and Maintaining the Advanced THKR Certification from The Joint Commission
- Registry Participation Toolkit: Achieving and Maintaining the ACSS from The Joint Commission
View the webinar recordings below for more information on how to attain The Joint Commission advanced certifications.
If you have any additional questions about Registry participation or The Joint Commission advanced certification performance measures, please contact the Registry Engagement team at RegistryEngagement@aaos.org or call 1-800-999-2939.
The resources on this page can also be found in the Tools & Resources section of RegistryInsights.