Arizona ASHE
July 2016 Newsletter

Use ASHE's new Life Safety
Code video to explain
CMS changes
ASHE has created a new video outlining the recent regulatory changes made by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). ASHE members can use the video to review the changes and can also share it with executive leaders to help explain these major shifts in requirements. 
Joint Commission: Deficiencies will need to be corrected within 60 days

The Joint Commission will no longer consider hospital Plans for Improvement (PFIs), instead requiring that all life safety deficiencies need to be corrected within 60 days unless an extension is approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The changes take effect August 1. ASHE issued an advocacy alert to members last week about this important change.
Congratulations Herman!
On July 11, 2016 at the 53nd Annual ASHE Conference Herman Johannesmeyer was selected as the Region 9 Emerging Leader. One of 10 selected for exemplary leadership and commitment to the field of health care facility management. Congratulations Herman.

ALERT!  You need to read this  and take the survey if you have Outpatient departments in MOB's
CMS issues additional change to CoPs that could affect HOPDs
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has made a correction to its new Conditions of Participation that could affect hospital outpatient surgical departments. ASHE sent members an alert Friday about this important topic. If you haven't done so already, please read the alert and take a brief survey to help ASHE gauge the impact of this change. 

Arizona ASHE First annual Golf Tournament
 Friday  Septembers 23, 2016
More information to come!

ASHE  53rd Annual conference
Denver Colorado

August  18 2016
ASHE Trade Show and Education Seminar
4888 N Stone (old Tucson Heart Hopsital)
August 24, 2016
AZ ASHE Board Meeting
September 21, 2016
Chapter Meeting and Education session " CMS Infection Prevention Compliance training for Vendor Employees"
Tech park
September 23, 2016
AZ ASHE 1st Annual Golf Tournament
Forty-Niners Country Club
October 11, 2016
Fire Door Inspection Seminar
4888 N Stone (old Tucson Heart Hospital)
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