The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has renewed The Joint Commission's (TJC) deeming authority for ambulatory surgical centers for the maximum term of six years.
TJC is one of four accrediting bodies granted deeming authority by CMS. Organizations wishing to enter the Medicare program must first be surveyed by one of these four accrediting bodies. Once certified, they can opt to have future surveys conducted by one of the accrediting bodies or by CMS state surveyors.
Source: The Joint Commission