These regulatory agencies are responsible for ensuring the compliance and safety of healthcare facilities in the United States. They set standards and guidelines for facilities to follow and conduct inspections and surveys to ensure compliance with these regulations. These agencies play a critical role in ensuring the safety and well-being of patients and healthcare workers in these facilities, and their actions can have a significant impact on the healthcare industry as a whole. Some of these agencies are government-run, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and Human Services, while others, such as the Joint Commission, are independent non-profit organizations. They all have different focus areas, but all have a common goal of making healthcare facilities safer for everyone.