CMS Accepts DNV'S Renewal Application for Hospital Deeming Authority

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Innovative hospital accreditation program combines ISO 9001 with Medicare Conditions of Participation. Three years after its initial approval, and with significant market momentum, the DNV program steps closer to re-approval by CMS.

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DNV Healthcare gains momentum for US hospital accreditation

The marketplace has clearly expressed its strong acceptance of our approach, which is fundamentally different than what has been offered before.

DNV Healthcare has entered the final phase of having its deeming authority for hospitals renewed by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a process that by law occurs no longer than every six years.

Acceptance by CMS of DNV’s completed application is published in the March 23 issue of the Federal Register. The public is now invited to comment on the application, with comments due no later than April 23, 2012.

“We have already accredited nearly 300 hospitals,” says Yehuda Dror, president of DNV Healthcare. “The marketplace has clearly expressed its strong acceptance of our approach, which is fundamentally different than what has been offered before. In addition to increased volume, we are experiencing greater interest from large, multi-hospital medical centers. The one thing all of our customers share is a devotion to excellence, and to using accreditation as a framework for continual quality improvement, not just a ticket to bill Medicare.”

Comments on DNV’s application can be submitted on the web, at http://www.regulations.gov, indicating the file code CMS-3258-PN.

About DNV Healthcare

Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, DNV Healthcare is part of Det Norske Veritas, a global independent foundation dedicated to safeguarding life, property and the environment. In 2008, DNV Healthcare became the first new accreditation body for US hospitals in nearly 40 years, introducing a totally fresh approach to accreditation that integrates the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation for Hospitals. DNV accredits acute care and critical access hospitals, and also provides Primary Stroke Center certification. For more information, visit http://www.dnvaccreditation.com.

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