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Verma raps accrediting organizations' 'glaring conflict of interest'

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April 19, 2020

By John Commins (jcommins@healthleadersmedia.com)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma took a swipe at accrediting organizations, noting that when they accept consulting fees from the hospitals they grade it creates “a glaring conflict of interest.”

Delivering the opening remarks at the 2020 CMS Quality Conference in Washington, D.C., Verma said her agency is “looking at ways to enhance our oversight of accrediting organizations.”

“You’re going to see more from us on this issue in the near future,” she said.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma took a swipe at accrediting organizations, noting that when they accept consulting fees from the hospitals they grade it creates “a glaring conflict of interest.”



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