§ 488.5Effect of JCAHO or AOA accreditation of hospitals.
(a)Deemed to meet. Institutions accredited as hospitals by the JCAHO or AOA are deemed to meet all of the Medicare conditions of participation for hospitals, except—
(1) The requirement for utilization review as specified in section 1861(e)(6) of the Act and in § 482.30 of this chapter;
(2) The additional special staffing and medical records requirements that are considered necessary for the provision of active treatment in psychiatric hospitals (section 1861(f) of the Act) and implementing regulations; and
(3) Any requirements under section 1861(e) of the Act and implementing regulations that CMS, after consulting with JCAHO or AOA, identifies as being higher or more precise than the requirements for accreditation (section 1865(a)(4) of the Act).
(b)Deemed status for providers and suppliers that participate in the Medicaid program. Eligibility for Medicaid participation can be established through Medicare deemed status for providers and suppliers that are not required under Medicaid regulations to comply with any requirements other than Medicare participation requirements for that provider r supplier type.
(c)Release and use of hospital accreditation surveys.
(1) A hospital deemed to meet program requirements must authorize its accreditation organization to release to CMS and the State survey agency a copy of its most current accreditation survey together with any other information related to the survey that CMS may require (including corrective action plans).
(2) CMS may use a validation survey, an accreditation survey or other information related to the survey to determine that a hospital does not meet the Medicare conditions of participation.
(3) CMS may disclose the survey and information related to the survey to the extent that the accreditation survey and related survey information are related to an enforcement action taken by CMS.
[58 FR 61840, Nov. 23, 1993]
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