CMS Life Safety Code Updates Impacting Hospices with Inpatient and Residential Units

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued on September 9 new updates to the State Operations Manual, with changes that could impact the hospice community. Transmittal 159 – Revisions to the State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix I – Survey Procedures for Life Safety Code Surveyspotentially impacts hospices with hospice inpatient units, hospice houses,…