Published on June 30, 2014 – 24×7 Magazine
The Joint Commission (JC) announced today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has renewed the JC’s “deeming authority” for the accreditation of hospitals participating in the Medicare program. The CMS awarded the continued recognition for a 6-year period beginning July 15, 2014.
As part of process leading to renewal, CMS evaluated a wide range of JC standards, policies, and survey practices. Recent changes to JC requirements, effective on July 1, 2014, were key to the renewal.
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CLICK HERE to read the June 27, 2014 release from CMS on the Federal Register.