December 1, 2009

DNV offers a new accreditation choice

By: OR Manager

There's a new accrediting organization in town, and some hospitals are choosing it as an alternative to the Joint Commission. In 2008, DNV Healthcare, Cincinnati, Ohio, became the first new hospital accrediting body in 30 years granted "deeming authority" by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). That gives DNV Healthcare the authority to review hospitals on Medicare's behalf. Its parent, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), an independent foundation based in Norway, focuses on managing risk and business performance in a variety of industries.

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