The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a proposed rule targeting accrediting organizations titled: Medicare Program; Accrediting Organizations-Changes to Change of Ownership.
This proposed rule would add requirements and a specified process to address changes of ownership as they relate to the sale, transfer, and/or purchase of assets of Accrediting Organizations (AOs) with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-approved accreditation programs. This change is intended to provide CMS the ability to receive notice when an AO is contemplating undergoing or negotiating a change of ownership and the ability to review the AO’s capability to perform its tasks after a change of ownership has occurred. This is in order to insure the ongoing effectiveness of the approved accreditation program(s) and to minimize risk to patient safety.
The deadline to submit comments to HHS July 1, 2019.
Accrediting organizations that transfer, purchase, or sell assets, it is pertinent to participate in this proposed rule to alert CMS about your abilities to perform your tasks once a change in ownership has occurred.
Frier Levitt Government Affairs works with Accrediting Organizations to participate in the comment period several different ways. Contact FLGA for help in having your voice heard.