Friday, September 25, 2009

CMS Approves Continued Recognition of AOA Deeming Authority for Ambulatory Surgical Centers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved continued recognition of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) as a national accreditation program for ambulatory surgical centers seeking participation in Medicare or Medicaid.

Organizations with deeming authority have accreditation standards that meet or exceed Medicare requirements.

The AOA's renewed deeming authority runs from October 23, 2009 to October 23, 2013.

CMS' announcement can be found in the September 25 issue of the Federal Register:

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