CMS Seeks Public Comment on Accrediting Organizations and Conflicts of Interest

Published: 12/19/2018

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission,
  • National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations,
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on accreditation organizations and conflicts of interest. CMS has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking comment on the financial relationships between CMS-approved Accrediting Organizations (AOs) and the healthcare facilities they review and monitor. Some AOs provide consulting services to the facilities they monitor and charge fees for these services. CMS’ RFI is seeking input on whether these consulting fees create

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