SURVEY ACTIVITY RESUMES WITH FOCUS ON INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL

CMS announced on March 5, 2020 that the majority of deemed status surveys would be suspended due to the threat of COVID-19. This policy has been revised to allow hospital, CAH, and ASC surveys performed by HFAP and other accrediting organizations to resume. The four accreditation organizations (AO) with deeming authority for hospitals (HFAP, DNV,…

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