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CMS clarifies ligature risk policy


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


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


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.