hospital deeming authority

hospital deeming authority

The power of a regulative body (such as the Joint Commission) to certify or accredit hospitals as meeting eligibility for state licensure or for federal Medicaid or Medicare reimbursement.

From 1965 to 2009 the Joint Commission was the only health care regulator granted Medicare deeming authority. Since 2009 it no longer has that unique status.

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Officials at the Joint Commission supported the intention of the change, and plan to apply to CMS for hospital deeming authority.
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