Approval of the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality’s (CIHQ) Hospital Accreditation Program
Announcement: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces its decision to recognize and approve CIHQ’s Medicare
hospital accreditation program for hospitals seeking to participate in the Medicare program via deemed status. Note that
CIHQ’s approved program does not apply to psychiatric hospitals or critical access hospitals (CAHs), which are different provider
types for which there are separate accreditation programs.