HOUSTON, May 19, 2015 – DNV GL - Healthcare has been approved by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) as a national facility credentialing organization for Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) programs.

DNV GL enters the market as only the second organization approved by CMS to provide VAD facility credentialing, a designation essential to hospitals seeking Medicare reimbursement for VAD services.

“This is a breakthrough in providing hospitals with a new choice, or any choice at all for that matter, in VAD credentialing,” says Patrick Horine, CEO of DNV GL -  Healthcare.

Employing DNV GL’s collaborative approach to hospital surveys, this new VAD credentialing service will appeal to hospitals that want not only to secure reimbursement privileges, but to demonstrate their commitment to patient safety and improved clinical outcomes in this sophisticated area of cardiac treatment.

DNV GL is the second largest accreditor of US hospitals, gaining an intensely loyal following among hospitals seeking to generate more patient and business value from their accreditation program. For more information visit: www.dnvglhealthcare.com.