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CHA Summary: Proposed Changes for Oversight of Accrediting Organizations

What’s happening: CHA is sharing its summary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule intended to strengthen oversight of accrediting organizations (AOs) such as The Joint Commission and Det Norske Veritas.  

What else to know: While the proposed policies are applicable to AOs, several proposed changes will affect hospitals and health systems that rely on AO accreditation.  

The summary details proposals to: 

  • Include policies to increase oversight of AOs by addressing conflicts of interest. 
  • Establish standards, processes, and definitions consistent with state survey agency policies. 
  • Update the validation and performance standards systems. 
  • Revise the psychiatric hospital survey process. 
  • Add a limitation on terminated deemed providers and suppliers when reentering the program. 
  • Make technical corrections for end-stage renal disease facilities and kidney transplant programs.