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Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, April 1, 2009

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It has been a little more than six months since Det Norske Veritas (DNV) was awarded hospital deeming authority by CMS, and Greeley clients have been asking whether DNV is a realistic alternative to Joint Commission accreditation. Our answer: It depends. CMS appears to approve of the DNV process since it awarded DNV deeming authority for four years, rather than the expected one or two years. At least a dozen hospitals have already been accredited by DNV (see “Washington hospital switches to DNV accreditation” on p. 1), with another 100 or so in the queue, indicating respectable traction for the newcomer.

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