Northland analyst appears not to have understood what the request from Det Norske Veritas Healthcare was
It appears to me the Northland analyst really messed up this time. The letter which the professor included in a post to this THOR board earlier today explains the request, and it is linked in this document below too. All the Det Norske Veritas letter does is ask Medicare guys (CMS) to allow Veritas to approve VAD hospitals too. The letter goes over all the experience, etc., Veritas has already demonstrated. If you want to read all about this, google or bing the title of the CMS bulletin below. The action is to ask for public comment over 30 days. That's it, and Northland seems not to have understood it. That is my premise.
National Coverage Analysis (NCA) Tracking Sheet for Ventricular Assist Devices for Bridge-to-Transplant and Destination Therapy (CAG-00432R)
I believe the analyst did NOT do Due Diligence and research why the CMS committee was convened.I believe the analyst only read the headlines and assumed. Therefore, I believe, the analyst never read the letter which is not complex to understand.
It's certainly a positive to have another pathway to acceditation because it could lead to more hospitals accredited, and in addition, will save THOR the expense of guiding the hospital step by step (read: Less THOR employees needed.) A double positive.