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Grassley Presses CMS On Accreditors’ Access To Hospital Patient Mistreatment Data

November 02, 2017
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (IA) asked CMS Administrator Seema Verma why it appears that hospital accrediting organizations don’t have access to patient mistreatment complaint databases in an Oct. 27 letter. The senator also wants to know how those accreditors are connected with the response to and investigation of patient complaints. “As a result of the Committee’s oversight, it appears that accrediting organizations do not currently have access to the Immediate Jeopardy and High Priority cases in CMS’ Automated...

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