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Transparency of Hospital Accreditation Surveys

Apr. 2017:  CMS publishes proposed regulations to require healthcare facility accrediting organizations to make accrediting surveys available to the public.  Part of the justification given was the high disparity rate between surveys performed accrediting organizations and follow-up surveys performed by CMS.   View Proposed Regulations 

  • Support letter signed by over 50 patient advocate/advocate organizations along with business purchasing alliances.   View Letter

Sep. 2011:  Call for Repeal of the Provision in the Social Security Act Which Prevents the U. S. Dept of Health and Human Services from making public hospital accreditation surveys.   

U.S. Senate Enquiry:  Control and Prevention of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). 

  • 2008, Feb. - Senator McConnell's Letter in Response to Lexington Herald Leader Op Ed: View Letter  View Op-Ed

  • 2010, Jun. - Congressional Inquiry by Senator McConnell to obtain the results of the Veterans Administration Protocol to control MRSA.   View Letter

  • 2010, May. - Results of Congressional Inquiry which obtained the National Veterans Administration protocol results for control of MRSA.   View Document