Data on hospital inspections may soon become public

April 21, 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is proposing private healthcare accreditors publicly detail problems they find during inspections of healthcare facilities, as well as the steps being taken to fix them, according to an article on the NPR website.

There's increasing concern among regulators that private accreditors aren't picking up on serious problems at healthcare facilities, the article said.

The move follows steps CMS took several years ago to post government inspection reports online for nursing homes and some hospitals. 

The reports detail what went wrong. But private accrediting organizations have not followed suit.

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