Last week CMS published a proposed rule to amend the fire safety standards for certain Medicare facilities and to adopt the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code. In a Fact Sheet summarizing the changes presented in the proposed rule, CMS states the new editions of the LSC "would reduce burden on health care providers . . . and would make compliance across codes much simpler for Medicare and Medicaid-participating facilities." Comments to the proposed rule must be received no later than 5 p.m. on June 16, 2014.