CMS wants to make accrediting organization surveys public

From Becker’s:

CMS may require national accrediting organizations to make provider and supplier survey reports and plans of corrections available online.

Right now, accrediting bodies like the Joint Commission do not make their survey findings publicly available, but CMS does.

The agency included the proposal in its 2018 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule released Friday.

“Access to survey reports and PoCs will enable healthcare consumers, in addition to Medicare beneficiaries, to make a more informed decision regarding where to receive healthcare thus encouraging healthcare providers to improve the quality of care and services they provide,” according to CMS’ fact sheet on its IPPS proposed rule.

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