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Accreditation

July 02, 2014
 

CMS renews Joint Commission hospital deeming authority

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it has renewed the approval of The Joint Commission’s deeming authority for the accreditation of hospitals effective July 15, 2014 through July 15, 2020. As part of the process for awarding deeming authority, CMS evaluated The Joint Commission’s standards and survey process and found they meet or exceed those established by CMS. This designation means that Joint Commission-accredited hospitals may be surveyed by The Joint Commission for compliance with the requirements of CMS for participation in the Medicare program. Accreditation is voluntary, and seeking deemed status through accreditation is an option – not a requirement. Organizations seeking Medicare approval may choose to be surveyed either by an accrediting body, such as The Joint Commission, or by state surveyors on behalf of CMS. (Contact: Margaret VanAmringe, mvanamringe@jointcommission.org)

 

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