Healthcare Ready | CMS Emergency Preparedness Knowledge Center

Overview: The CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

On September 16, 2016, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare published a final rule on emergency preparedness for healthcare providers. The rule serves to establish national, consistent emergency preparedness requirements for 17 different providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid. 

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Healthcare Ready on the CMS Rule

Resources and Crosswalks on the Rule 

Survey and Evaluation Resources

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Four Mandated Elements - What you need to know

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May 2017 Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program Training

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KCER CMS Training Slide Show

View the slides from a webinar Healthcare Ready hosted for KCER on the rule and specific considerations for end-stage renal disease and dialysis facilities. 

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April 2017 MLN Webinar

CMS Slide Show

View the slides from a webinar CMS hosted on April 27, 2017 to answer questions about the training and exercise requirement contained within the rule. 

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December 2016 Webinar: Understanding the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

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CMS Webinar

View the slides from the webinar Healthcare Ready and the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance hosted on December 6, 2016. 

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October 2016 MLN Webinar

CMS Slide Show

View the slides from webinar CMS hosted on October 5, 2016 providing an overview of the rule. 

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ASPR TRACIE has compiled resources on each of documents mandated by rule. The site also contains relevant Topic Collections and provider- and supplier-specific resources that can help organizations involved in implementing these requirements.

bParati Resources

Preparedness group bParati provides information on each provider type and other relevant information.