Standards, Surveys, Accreditation

Hospitals are committed to meeting and exceeding quality and safety standards, which continually evolve as health care delivery and the science of medicine improve.

The AHA supports recent changes to the Medicare Conditions of Participation, as well as important updates related to Joint Commission accreditation. We have also advocated for more clarity in the interpretation of standards, as well as a less burdensome CMS survey process that could improve compliance and contribute to a safer environment.

Read on for more.

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