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CMS to reconsider rule requiring hospital boards to include medical staff
Modern Healthcare

CMS officials say they’ll reconsider requiring hospital boards to include a member of the medical staff after complaints from the American Hospital Association and other critics. The complaints stemmed from a May 16 final rule overhauling hospital and critical-access hospital conditions of participation for Medicare and Medicaid. The AHA submitted a letter dated June 5 ripping the requirement and demanding it be rescinded. In a memo issued on June 15 (PDF), the CMS said those complaints led them to alter their stance.