Check out the new My ASHE discussion forum
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a memo clarifying several issues related to ligature risk. Although the memo is not comprehensive final interpretive guidance from CMS, it provides a definition of a ligature risk, interim guidance for surveyors, a timeframe for correction of ligature risk deficiencies, and the requirements for requesting a time extension for a plan of correction taking longer than 60 days.
This is the last edition of the ASHE Insider newsletter in its current format; starting Jan. 2, ASHE members will receive the revamped HFM Insider newsletter instead. The change is part of ASHE incorporating Health Facilities Management magazines and newsletters into its communications. To prepare for the change, please be sure to whitelist the email address email@example.com through your email program.