The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published an announcement in the August 28, 2009 Federal Register approving continued recognition of the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) deeming authority for hospitals. The renewed deeming authority runs from September 25, 2009 to September 25, 2013.
CMS has determined that the AOA's standards and survey process "meet or exceed" the Medicare Conditions of Participation for hospitals. The announcement includes several changes that the AOA made to its requirements in order to become more aligned with the CoPs.
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Source: Federal Register