FSES Update

Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

AHCA is in discussion with CMS and is aware of the financial hardship for the facilities that had a change in the extinguishment scores under FSES. The 5-year waiver outlined in the S&C memo gives facilities that period within which to develop a solution, although the clock is ticking. AHCA continues to work on a solution to this problem. The current approach is to resolve the issue through a code change by the NFPA 101A Technical Committee and have CMS adopt the changes. This process continues to move forward and NYSHFA will continue to keep our members apprised of proposed resolution.


Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15