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New K-Tag/Code Crosswalk Available

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Subject Matter: Article | Topics: Codes and standards

ASHE has created a new crosswalk that compares K-Tags with Joint Commission, NFPA, and International Code Council requirements. ASHE members can download this members-only document for free online.

CMS issues new emergency preparedness rule

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Subject Matter: Article | Topics: Codes and standards

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued new emergency preparedness requirements for health care facilities that will require emergency plans; policies and procedures; a communication plan; and training and testing.

CMS working on emergency preparedness rule

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Subject Matter: Article | Topics: Codes and standards

At the ASHE Annual Conference last week in Denver, a representative from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) confirmed that the agency is currently working on emergency management requirements for hospitals.

FAQs on the new CMS Conditions of Participation

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Subject Matter: Article | Topics: Codes and standards

In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted new Conditions of Participation that incorporated the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99. CMS recently provided ASHE with the following guidance on some frequently asked questions regarding the new CMS requirements.

Changes to the 2018 codes

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Subject Matter: Article | Topics: Codes and standards

ASHE members can help shape the 2018 codes by participating in the NFPA code development process—specifically, by participating in the 2017 NFPA conference and technical meetings.

Latest Inside ASHE explores the Triple Aim

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Subject Matter: Article | Topics: Planning

The spring edition of Inside ASHE focuses on ways health care professionals can contribute to health care’s Triple Aim: improved health, better patient experiences, and lower costs.

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