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Accreditation, Certification, and Enrollment Affinity Group

​The Accreditation, Certification, and Enrollment (ACE) Affinity Group provides an organized forum for members to network and educate regarding legal developments and best practices relating to accreditation, certification, and enrollment issues affecting health care providers and health care professionals. ACE Affinity Group serves members who practice in areas related to or are interested in learning more about health care accreditation, certification, and enrollment issues.

​ ACE Alerts

  • August 24, 2018 - Update to the Medicare Program Integrity Manual: New Requirements Related to Disclosing and Processing Final Adverse Actions
  • December 11, 2017 - California Allows Accreditation Organizations to Conduct Home Health Initial Licensing Surveys
  • July 11, 2017 - CMS Updates NPPES; Requires Registration with Identity & Access Management
  • April 25, 2017 - CMS Issues Revisions to Enrollment Section of the Medicare Program Integrity Manual
  • March 24, 2017 - CMS Provides New Guidance Encouraging Providers/Suppliers to Submit Revalidations Based on Due Date Listed Online Rather Than Notice from MAC
  • March 23, 2017 - Revised CMS-855O Application
  • December 8, 2016 - CMS Reminds Hospitals to Update Medicare Enrollment Information for Purposes of Section 603
  • November 29, 2016 - CMS Publishes Proposed Rule to Update Life Safety Code and Health Care Facilities Code Requirements for Certain Dialysis Facilities
  • September 26, 2016 - Timely Reporting of Medicare Provider Enrollment Information
  • September 23, 2016 - CMS Proposes Policy Changes to PACE
  • September 22, 2016 - Revised CMS-855S for DMEPOS Suppliers Beginning January 1
  • July 6, 2016 - CMS Revises Chapter 15 of the Medicare Program Integrity Manual
  • June 8, 2016 - CMS Publishes Information on Nursing Home Enforcement Actions
  • May 26, 2016 - OIG Releases Report on Medicare Vulnerabilities Related to Provider Enrollment and Ownership Disclosure
  • May 3, 2016 - CMS Grants New National Accrediting Organization Approval for ASCs
  • May 2, 2016 - OIG Releases Report on Enhanced Enrollment Screening of Medicare Providers
  • March 8, 2016 - CMS Begins Provider/Supplier Enrollment Revalidation – Cycle 2
  • February 25, 2016 - CMS Implements Enhanced Screening Procedures


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Emily W. G. Towey Chair Hancock Daniel & Johnson PC Glen Allen, VA (804) 967-9604 Email
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Hillary Isaacson Vice Chair Centra Health Lynchburg, VA Email
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Hope R. Levy-Biehl Vice Chair Nelson Hardiman LLP Los Angeles, CA (310) 651-9602 Email
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Colin P. McCarthy Vice Chair McGuireWoods LLP Richmond, VA (804) 775-7819 Email
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Raj Shah Vice Chair MagMutual Atlanta, GA 404-842-4691 Email


You must be a member of the Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group or a government, academic, or student member, or have paid for all-Practice Groups access to enroll in this Affinity Group. You will remain a member as long as you are a member of its sponsoring Practice Group or maintain membership in one of the aforementioned membership categories.

To enroll in this Affinity Group (or if you are not a member of the sponsoring Practice Group(s) and would like to join now), please contact the Member Satisfaction Center at or (202) 833-1100, #2 or complete and return the enrollment form.

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