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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AT84 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Strengthening Oversight of Accrediting Organizations (AO) and Preventing AO Conflict of Interest, and Related Provisions (CMS-3367)  

This proposed rule would set forth a number of provisions to strengthen the oversight of accrediting organizations (AO) by addressing conflicts of interest, establishing consistent standards, processes and definitions, and updating the validation and performance standards systems. In addition, this rule solicits comments from stakeholders and AOs to refine and revise the AO oversight standards and processes. This rule also includes requests for information on timeframes and expectations for the submission of AO applications and public transparency regarding quality and safety issues.

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: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 488    42 CFR 489   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1302 and 1395hh   
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  12/00/2020 
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