CMS Delays Accreditation Overhaul Amid Provider Fury

Law360, New York (May 23, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT) -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday delayed its bid to more strongly regulate organizations that certify health care providers as eligible to bill for services, a move that comes amid complaints from hospitals and doctors that the oversight could become too heavy-handed.

In a Federal Register notice, CMS extended by one month, to July 5, a comment period on its planned implementation of provisions in the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 that apply to so-called accreditation organizations.

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