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Changes to the ASHE Insider coming soon

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Authors: American Society for Healthcare Engineering | Subject Matter: Article

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 hfmonline@aha.org through your email program.

CMS clarifies ligature risk policy

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Authors: American Society for Healthcare Engineering | Subject Matter: Article | Topics: Safety/security

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.

Registration opens for 2018 PDC Summit

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Subject Matter: Article

Registration is now open for the 2018 International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction, which will be held in Nashville March 25-28.

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.

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