Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) January 30, 2006
Healthcare quality firm TÜV Healthcare Specialists (TÜVHS) today announced that its application to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for deeming authority has been published in the Federal Register.
The CMS request for public comments in the Federal Register is a key administrative milestone in the months-long process to achieve CMS hospital deeming authority for Medicare. TÜVHS completed its formal application for deeming authority in December. Posting in the Federal Register (http://www.gpoaccess.gov) moves the process into the public domain as a way to inform and involve healthcare leaders and the general public.
“January has been a significant month for us,” says Rebecca Wise, CEO of TÜVHS. “In addition to expanding our ISO 9001 and accreditation teams, we have been undergoing a rigorous evaluation of our operations by CMS. We want to be ready when CMS issues their decision.”
If granted deeming authority, TÜVHS will become the first new option for CMS hospital accreditation in 40 years, and the only service to integrate the ISO 9001 Quality Management System into the accreditation process.
About TÜV Healthcare Specialists
TÜVHS (TÜV America Healthcare Specialists TÜV SUD Group LLC) is an experienced healthcare quality company dedicated to improving safety and patient outcomes in America’s hospitals. TÜVHS is a subsidiary of the international quality management and product testing company TÜV America. TÜV America is a Registrar for the international ISO 9001 Quality Management System. For more information visit: http://www.tuvhs.com.
# # #