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News by Topic: Accreditation

Feb 26, 2024 - Announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of receipt of an application for continued recognition of the Joint Commission as a national accrediting organization for Ambulatory Surgical Centers that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs.
Source: Federal Register
Feb 15, 2024 - Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that would set forth provisions to strengthen accrediting organization oversight by addressing conflicts of interest, establishing consistent standards, processes and definitions, and updating the validation and performance standards systems. Additionally, this proposed rule would revise the psychiatric hospital survey process, add a limitation on terminated deemed providers and suppliers when reentering the program, and provides technical corrections for End-Stage Renal Disease facilities and Kidney Transplant Programs. Comments are due April 15, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
Feb 6, 2024 - Announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of receipt of an application for continued recognition of DNV Healthcare USA Inc. (DNV) as a national accrediting organization for psychiatric hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. Comments are due by March 7, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
Feb 2, 2024 - Notice of final rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) modifying and updating certain regulatory provisions related to opioid treatment program (OTP) accreditation, certification, and standards for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) with medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD). These changes include making flexibilities established during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) permanent and expanding access to care and evidence-based treatment for OUD. This rule also removes all language and rules relating to the Drug Addiction and Treatment Act (DATA) Waiver from the regulations pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023. This rule is effective April 2, 2024, and the compliance date is April 2, 2026.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 2, 2024 - Announcement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of the approval of the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for home health agencies (HHAs) that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. This approval is applicable March 31, 2024, to March 31, 2030.
Source: Federal Register