On January 17th, 2019, Christopher Lynch, P.E. will be presenting to the Massachusetts Healthcare Facilities Professionals Society (MHFPS) at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Boston, MA. The presentation will be on “CMS and Joint Commission Life Safety Inspections – How Do They Differ?” If you are interested in joining MHFPS and/or attending the presentation, please RSVP with Mark Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Additional details on the presentation can be found below:
CMS and Joint Commission Life Safety Inspections- How do they differ?
Hospitals often are surveyed by both the Joint Commission and CMS in the same year as part of a validation survey. While the two organizations are reviewing the building to generally the same code requirements, their findings, inspection methods, and analysis often differ significantly. This presentation will provide a case study comparing a recent joint commission inspection and CMS validation survey to compare and contrast the two survey processes. Additionally, recommended best practices will be presented from a facility directors perspective.
- Understand the relationship between the Joint Commission, CMS, and the codes and standards they enforce.
- Understand the survey methodology utilized by Joint Commission and CMS life safety inspectors
- Identify key differences commonly experienced in the analysis performed by the two organizations
- Identify best practices to prepare for a survey from either the Joint Commission or CMS.
We hope to see you there!