The appropriateness of the use of private accreditation in regulating and defining the quality of health care providers under government health insurance programs is examined. The characteristics of health care institutions and the patients they serve are important considerations.
Eleanor D. Kinney,
Private Accreditation as a Substitute for Direct Government Regulation in Public Health Insurance Programs: When Is It Appropriate?,
57 Law and Contemporary Problems
Available at: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/lcp/vol57/iss4/3