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Business of Facility Management
Compliance Tactics
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Patient Experience
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8:15 – 9:30 A.M. | GENERAL SESSION

CMS CoP Interpretation Guidelines Overview
Moderator: Jonathan Flannery, MHSA, CHFM, FASHE, FACHE, Senior Associate Director of Advocacy, American Society for Healthcare Engineering
Panelists: John Williams, Program Manager, Construction Review Services, Washington State Department of Health; Michael Crowley, PE, FASHE, FSFPE, Vice President, Jensen Hughes; Caecilia Blondiaux, Quality, Safety & Oversight Group (QSOG), Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

This panel of subject matter experts will provide an overview of the latest guidance issued by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The panel will consist of CMS representatives, authorities having jurisdiction, and subject matter experts who will cover the latest interpretive guidance relative to the current Conditions of Participation for acute and long-term care facilities.

  • Recognize the importance of CMS Interpretive Guidance
  • Describe CMS’s guidance on the latest Conditions of Participation
  • Improve the organization’s compliance program
  • Help better prepare for the next accreditation survey


Joint Commission Update
Kenneth A. Monroe, PE, MBA, CHC, PMP, Senior Associate Director, Engineering, The Joint Commission

This session discusses the revised and new elements of performance as of January 2018. Changes that the Joint Commission will make within the next year to improve patient care delivery, patient safety, and the survey process will also be presented. The most often cited standards will be examined including the root causes for non-compliance and strategies for maintaining compliance. In addition, the process for response to survey findings will be presented. Time will be allocated for questions.

  • Plan a strategy for compliance with new and revised elements of performance
  • Explain the relationship between the physical health care environment and patient safety
  • Maintain compliance and minimize survey findings
  • Respond in the appropriate manner to survey findings.

DNV GL – Healthcare Update
Kelly Proctor, CHFM, CHSP, Physical Environment Sector Lead, DNV-GL Healthcare

This session will provide an overview of the DNV GL survey process and an update on issues facing facility management staff in DNV GL client hospitals. This session will cover the effect of the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. Examples of NIAHO®-required process management for addressing common survey findings will be discussed along with hospital-developed goals that go beyond regulatory compliance. The session will also provide an introduction to the new DNV GL PE Specialist Certification.

  • Discuss the adoption of the 2012 editions of NFPA 101® and NFPA 99
  • Describe how to maintain lines of communication to the C-suite through the quality management system
  • Explain the new DNV GL PE Specialist Certification
  • Discuss the new ISO 9001:2015 standard

HFAP Accreditation and the Physical Environment
Alise Howlett, Associate AIA, CHFM, CFPE, Standards Advisor EM/PE/LS, AAHHS & HFAP

The Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program has made adjustments to standard language in the Life Safety, Emergency Management, and the Physical Environment chapters to meet the requirements of CMS for patients at risk; updates include accessibility and enhanced safety evaluation of the environment. In this session, participants will explore changes and learn how to prepare for an HFAP or CMS survey. In addition, this session will review common findings with an emphasis on understanding the basis for accreditation requirements.

  • Summarize standard changes for 2018
  • Discuss common findings of non-compliance and the requirements and approaches to solving non-compliance
  • Clarify rated walls and life safety plans to make them clear to the surveyor
  • Discover hints for a successful document review session during the survey and survey tools

Total Project Alignment: Achieving the Owner’s Project Requirements
Mark Kenneday, MBA, CHFM, FASHE, CHC, CM-Lean, Director, Business Development – Healthcare, Sightlines

Total project alignment provides the facility manager with tactical solutions to meet the institution’s strategic initiatives and investments. Total project alignment ensures improvement in all areas of the Triple Aim at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. These processes ensure high quality, effective, and efficient product delivery and constant improvement which will be demonstrated in the case study,“TPA: Moving to the Second Curve of Facility Management.”

  • Discuss the TPA model and the value it brings to a facility manager working to improve project outcomes
  • Identify the various roles and responsibilities within the TPA model as described during the OPR charette
  • Examine the process for project delivery use the TPA model to align new and existing project technologies
  • Review a case study using the technology to better understand the facility manager’s gains from resource alignment and operational prioritization afforded by the TPA model


Just Ask ASHE Codes and Standards Forum
Moderator: Chad E. Beebe, AIA, CHFM, CFPS, CBO, FASHE, Deputy Executive Director, American Society for Healthcare Engineering
Panelists: William Koffel, PE, FSFPE, President of Koffel; Susan McLaughlin, MBA, FASHE, CHFM, CHSP, Chief Operating Officer, MSL Healthcare Partners; Jonathan Hart, PE, Senior Fire Protection Engineer, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA); David L. Stymiest, PE, CHFM, CHSP, FASHE, Senior Consultant, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.; Michael Meteyer, PE, LEED-AP, Mechanical Engineering Manager, ERDMAN

In this session, ASHE’s codes and standards experts will discuss emerging codes and standards issues facing health care facilities and offer answers to specific questions. Attendees are invited to ask questions about any of the codes and standards related to health care facilities.

  • Describe the code compliance issues that health care facilities commonly face
  • Discuss changes needed in health care facility regulations and how to support efforts to enact them
  • Identify the means of meeting NFPA 99 and NFPA 101® requirements that often result in survey citations
  • Explain the unique and important role of health care professionals in the development of codes and standards used to regulate health care facilities

12:30 – 5 P.M. | 2018 ENERGY TREASURE HUNT (DAY 1)

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12:30 – 5 P.M. | CHFM CHECK-IN & EXAM

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