Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services November 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application by the Joint Commission for Continued Deeming Authority for Hospices
Document Number: E8-28178
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This proposed notice with comment period acknowledges the receipt of a deeming application from the Joint Commission for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospices that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. Section 1865(b)(3)(A) of the Act, recodified under the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-275, July 15, 2008) (MIPPA) as section 1865(a)(3)(A) requires that within 60 days of receipt of an organization's complete application, we publish a notice that identifies the national accrediting body making the request, describes the nature of the request, and provides at least a 30-day public comment period.