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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Relevant Articles

CMS Guidance on New Training and Testing Requirements of the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare & Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule (Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition)

How to Prepare for the New CMS Rule for Emergency Preparedness (Provider Magazine)

CMS Memo: Information to Assist Providers and Suppliers in Meeting the New Training and Testing Requirements of the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare & Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule

CMS Issues Final Rule for Emergency Preparedness (RACMonitor)

Emergency Preparedness CMS Conditions of Participation & Accreditation Organizations Crosswalk (Yale New Haven Health System Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response)

Healthcare Providers Scramble to Meet New Disaster Readiness Rule (NY Times)

5 things to know about CMS' disaster preparedness guidelines (Becker's Hospital Review)

CMS: More flexibility than a yoga studio (Politico)

Commentary: Hospitals, systems play critical leadership role in boosting our national health security (Modern Healthcare)

Costs of CMS' emergency preparedness plan worry providers (Modern Healthcare)

CMS rule on emergency preparedness would establish national requirements (Healthcare Facilities Today)

No Healthcare Coalitions, No CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule? (bParati)

Rule for Emergency Preparedness Proposes Significant Expansion of Home Health, Hospice Duties (National Association for Homecare and Hospice)

CMS Issues Proposed Rule on Emergency Preparedness for Home Care and Hospice Providers (MedSled)

CMS proposes new rules for disaster preparedness for dialysis facilities (Nephrology News)

American College of Healthcare Executives: Top Issues Confronting Hospitals in 2015

10 most concerning issues for hospital CEOs 2015 (Becker's Hospital Review) 

Emergency Drinking Water – Just Say No to Bottled Water (MedSled)

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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 2015 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 Resources

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.