Accreditation's New Player

March 2009
HealthLeaders Magazine;Mar2009, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p12
The article looks at the new federal deeming authority granted to DNV Healthcare Inc. based in Cincinnati, Ohio to accredit hospitals by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the fall of 2008. Allegedly the first such authority granted in more than 30 years, DNV competes with The Joint Commission which has since dominated the market. An overview of the accreditation program of DNV is discussed by Darrel Scott, DNV senior vice president for regulatory and legal affairs.


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