Notice of Proposed Regulation Changes for Accrediting Organizations (AOs) Transparency and Termination Notices
• Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM): The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed regulation
Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS) for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital
Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2018 Rates on April 14, 2017.
• CMS Proposed Changes: CMS proposed two changes within the NPRM open for public comment. These changes include a requirement
for AOs with CMS-approved accreditation programs to post survey reports, as well as changes in termination notices for and
Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Organ Procurement
Organizations (OPOs), outlined below.
• The Regulation is available for display on the Federal Register at https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection.