AHA Slams CMS Over Hospital Staffing Rule Changes

Law360, New York (June 7, 2012, 4:20 PM EDT) -- The American Hospital Association on Tuesday urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to scrap new rules that require hospital governing boards to include at least one medical staff member and bar health systems from having a single, unified medical staff.

The hospital group said that CMS didn't include these requirements in its October rule proposal, instead sneaking them into the rule finalized on May 16. The move violates the Administrative Procedures Act because hospitals and other interested parties weren't notified that CMS was considering...
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