Webinar: CMS Conditions of Participation

When:  Mar 13, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ET)
Earn 1.0 AIA LU/HSW | Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 2–3pm EDT


Participation in Medicare and Medicaid programs are crucial for a hospital’s financial well being. The 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code® and other codes and standards are adopted and amended through the Conditions of Participations (COPs). To receive reimbursement for services provided in a hospital these conditions must be met.

This session will walk through several different healthcare occupancies and discuss the differences within the COPS and some of the adopted codes and what portions of the regulations are retroactive. The presenter will also lead a discussion on the next steps for future Life Safety Code adoption and participation opportunities for attendees.

Learning objectives

After participating in this webinar attendees will be equipped to:

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  1. Identify the new CMS requirements for hospitals and other provider types and discuss CMS’s goal of improving the health and safety of patients through the conditions.
  2. Understand the different applications of the COPs and their impact on the built environment.
  3. Discuss the differences between the COPs and local regulations that may affect construction projects or operations.
  4. Plan a compliance strategy for existing hospitals for compliance with the COPs.

Ideal audience

This session is part of the HC 101 Series by the Academy of Architecture for Health. The web-based 60 minute seminars are tailored to provide budding healthcare design professionals with conceptual and practical primer-level knowledge.

Education level




Gregg Ostrow, AIA

Gregg graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s of Architecture degree in 1984 and became a licensed architect in 1987. From 1998 to 2008, Gregg was the Facility Architect for the St. Luke’s Health System in Boise, Idaho where he worked on over 400 health care projects ranging from Medical Imaging Equipment Replacement projects to Master Planning Regional Healthcare Campuses. Since then he has been consulting for the local hospital systems and has served on the Board of the Idaho Society of Healthcare Engineers.

Speaker (updated)

John Williams

John Williams has over 20 years of experience with healthcare design, planning and regulation. John is the manager the Washington Department of Health’s construction review program which reviews licensed healthcare facilities to state licensing, federal certification and building code requirements. He is the chair of the International Code Council’s Healthcare Committee. He also serves on the FGI Guidelines Steering Committee and numerous technical advisory committees for NFPA 99 and the Washington State Building Code Council.

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View the Presentation Files
When available, you can download a copy of the presentation and the Q&A here. A PDF of the presentation will be posted prior to the live webinar, and the Q&A will be posted after the webinar. Continuing Education Hours are only offered during the live event.

Report AIA Continuing Education
Continuing Education hours are only offered during the live event, and only to AIA members. A link to a survey will be provided both at the end of the webinar and in a follow-up email sent one hour after the end of the webinar. This survey must be completed in order to receive credit. AIA members will have their credit recorded within two weeks.

PLEASE NOTE: Each AIA member or IDP record holder needs to fill out their own survey individually. The survey will close 48 hours after the conclusion of the presentation.

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