CMS Amends Fire Safety Standards – Impacts Hospice Inpatient Facilities

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a final rule amending fire safety standards for specific Medicare and Medicaid-participating facilities (including hospice inpatient facilities), adopting the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101), and eliminating regulatory references to earlier editions of the Life Safety Code. Finally, the regulation adopts the…