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Joint Commission Responds to CMS RFI

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking comment by February 19, 2019, related to Medicare-approved accrediting organizations and the provision of fee-based consultative services for Medicare-participating providers and suppliers.


The Joint Commission enterprise believes that ensuring the integrity of the accreditation process is of the utmost importance.  An essential component of that integrity is that accreditation must be free of the appearance or reality of any potential conflict of interest. 


We have posted our response to the RFI here, for all interested stakeholders and the public.