JCAHO boosts survey fees

Sunday, October 31, 2004

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. - JCAHO in September approved a survey fee increase for 2005 across all of the organization’s accreditation programs.

The fee increases will vary by program and, within programs, will vary by the types and volumes of services provided. The estimated average survey fee increase is $880 for home care, $810 for ambulatory care, $815 for long-term care and $610 for assisted living.

“Certainly we never take any fee increase lightly in terms of what it may possibly do to the environment,” said MaryAnn Popovich, executive director of JCAHO’s home care accreditation program. “But, considering the amount of the increase and the fact that we have not had any fee increase for quite a few years, we feel it was appropriate at this time to do it.”