Arizona ASHE
January 2016 Newsletter


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CMS issues memo on new infection control project


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a Survey and Certification Memo announcing a three year pilot project to improve the assessment of infection control and prevention regulations in hospitals and nursing homes. CMS will be performing educational pilot surveys to hospitals starting in fiscal year 2017.

Half of hospitals penalized for hospital-acquired conditions are repeat offenders.
More than half of the hospitals that Medicare will penalize in 2016 for having the worst performance on measures of preventing patient harm are on that list for the second year in a row.

The CMS on Thursday released data that identified 758 hospitals that will see their Medicare payments reduced by 1% for ranking in the bottom quartile nationally under an Affordable Care Act program now in its second year. The CMS reported that 54% of the hospitals that ranked poorly in the second year also ranked poorly in the first. During the first year of the program, 724 hospitals were penalized.

  February 17 & 18, 2016
  Southwest Buildings & Facilities Management Show & Conference
 Phoenix Convention Center
March 16, 2016
  Chapter Mtg. & Educ. Session
Region 9 President ASHE Update
Trane Classroom
4520 South Coach Dr.
Tucson AZ
March 10, 2016
Follett One Day Service Seminar
Hilton Garden Inn
3422 E Elwood St
Phoenix AZ
March 20-23, 2016
ASHE Planning Design & Construction Conference
San Diego CA
May 18, 2016
Chapter Mtg. & Educ. Session
  "Managing facility infrastructure in an environment of shrinking resources and increased demands"
Trane Classroom
4520 South Coach Dr.
Tucson AZ

Barrier Management Program - Webinar
Wednesday Feb 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM CST
The Barrier Management Program is a performance based program for smoke and fire barrier management. The use of numerically based performance indicators determine the appropriate frequency of service and inspection. Keep your building safe without investing un-due resources.
Monitoring Performance in the Environment of Care - Webinar
Wednesday Feb 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM CST
Performance indicators provide an objective, numeric means of measuring progress towards specific goals for each of the disciplines of the Environment of Care. Learn how to develop and utilize effective and meaningful performance indicators to help drive your EOC programs to excellence.
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