CMS has published a final rule that revises survey, certification, and enforcement procedures related to CMS oversight of national accrediting organizations (AOs), effective July 21, 2015. Among other things, the rule: revises standards for application and re-application procedures for national accrediting organizations; extends certain provisions that are applicable to Medicare-participating providers to Medicare-participating suppliers; modifies requirements for release of accreditation surveys; addresses the consequences of a provider’s or supplier’s loss of accreditation; and clarifies definitions, including the definition of “immediate jeopardy.”