JCAHO's board recently voted not to raise survey fees for home care and ambulatory care providers. Contrast this news with the 3.25 percent increase in fees JCAHO will charge hospitals and other care providers in 2000. The Joint Commission last adopted an across-the-board survey fee increase in 1994. The Board also re-established a $2,500 fee for follow-up focused surveys to offset the actual costs of conducting these surveys.
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