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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AT84 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Accrediting Organizations: Conflict of Interest and Consulting Services and Use of CMS Standards and Process (CMS-3367-P)  

This proposed rule follows the request for information published December 20, 2018 regarding conflicts of interest in regards to Accrediting Organizations and their ability to provide fee-based consultative services to the same facilities which they accredit as part of their current deeming authority. CMS is also proposing requirements regarding  standards and survey process for conducting review of Accrediting Organizations.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 488   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1302   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
RFI Notice With Comment Period  12/20/2018  83 FR 65331   
Notice Comment Period End  02/19/2019 
NPRM  03/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jessica Wright
Health Insurance Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, MS: C2-21-16, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-3838