Standards, Surveys, Accreditation

Hospital and health system leaders Jan. 31 received an email from the AHA and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity requesting their participation in AHA's 2024 DEI Benchmark Survey, which will be available until March 29.
Effective Aug. 27, the Joint Commission will eliminate or consolidate over 200 more accreditation standards in its hospital and other accreditation programs as part of an initiative to retire standards that go beyond the Medicare conditions of participation and don’t add value.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced the immediate resumption of survey activities for all complaints. On Jan. 20, 2021, CMS issued guidance limiting hospital surveys for all complaints other than Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) complaints. The suspension period lasted for 30…
Download the letter (PDF) below Re: CMS—3346—P, Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Regulatory Provisions To Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction; Proposed Rule (Vol. 83, No. 183), Sept. 20, 2018.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved DNV GL – Healthcare for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Republican leaders of the House Energy & Commerce Committee last week asked the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and four hospital accrediting organizations to provide certain information about the hospital survey process and CMS oversight of the organizations by March 23.
The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking health plan and clearinghouse volunteers to participate in an HHS Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act administrative simplification optimization project pilot. Volunteers will undergo reviews of their transactions for compliance…
The House of Representatives yesterday voted 242-181 to approve legislation (H.R. 3441) that would amend the National Labor Relations Act and Fair Labor Standards Act to clarify that two or more employers must have “actual, direct, and immediate” control over employees to be considered joint…