Resources on CMS Conditions of Participation

Emergency preparedness rule resources

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule requiring new emergency preparedness requirements for 17 types of health care providers, including hospitals, critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, long-term care facilities, intermediate care facilities, and rural health clinics. Below are ASHE resources on this topic.

If you have a compliance question regarding the CMS emergency preparedness requirements, submit it here. ASHE will be answering frequently asked questions to help members understand these new requirements.

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Alerts

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Guidance

Guidance


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  • Implications of the CMS emergency preparedness rule.
    This table shows each requirement of the CMS rule and whether hospitals complying with Joint Commission or NFPA 99 standards will need to change their emergency preparedness programs to comply with the requirement. (September 20, 2016)

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Education

Education

Life Safety Code® resources

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has adopted the 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code® as minimum physical environment requirements for participation in Medicare/Medicaid Programs. Below are ASHE resources on this topic.

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Alerts


Guidance

Guidance

Federal Regulations for Physical Environment


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Education

Education

Education Programs

  • Online Course: Application of NFPA 99 in Health Care Facilities. This e-learning course on covers the 2012 edition of NFPA 99. Health care facilities will have to comply with most of the 2012 edition of NFPA (except chapters 7, 8, 12, and 13) under the new CMS Conditions of Participation.
  • Online Course: Managing Life Safety. This course covers the Life Safety Code and other information needed to manage health facility life safety programs.
  • Hosted and Custom Programs: ASHE offers hosted and custom programs on the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99 (in addition to other topics). Hosted and custom programs allow health care organizations, private companies, government and military groups, and ASHE affiliated chapters to bring quality programming directly to employees and team members. Hosted programs are often more economical than sending whole teams to off-site programs.

Healthcare Facilities Code Resources

CMS has adopted NFPA 99: Healthcare Facilities Code as a condition of participation in Medicare / Medicaid Programs. Below are resources for that code:

Accreditation Tools

Det Norske Veritas (DNV GL), Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), The Joint Commission

As part of the accrediting organizations deemed status agreements the AOs have also adopted the 2012 editions of the codes. Resources for the accrediting organizations are below: