Standards, Surveys, Accreditation

Mar 26, 2021
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…
Nov 19, 2018
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.
Aug 17, 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.
Mar 13, 2018
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.
Dec 1, 2017
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…
Nov 8, 2017
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…
Nov 6, 2017
The Joint Commission last week announced updates to its emergency management standards effective Nov.15.
Oct 31, 2017
The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee held a hearing this afternoon on implementing the 21st Century Cures Act to achieve the promise of health information technology.
Oct 9, 2017
More than 880,000 physicians were certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in 2017, about 20,000 more than in 2016, according to the board’s latest certification report. AHA is an associate member of ABMS, which certifies physicians in 39 specialties and 86 subspecialties. For…