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.
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)
5 things to know about CMS' disaster preparedness guidelines (Becker's Hospital Review)
CMS: More flexibility than a yoga studio (Politico)
Costs of CMS' emergency preparedness plan worry providers (Modern Healthcare)
CMS rule on emergency preparedness would establish national requirements (Healthcare Facilities Today)
Rule for Emergency Preparedness Proposes Significant Expansion of Home Health, Hospice Duties (National Association for Homecare and Hospice)
CMS proposes new rules for disaster preparedness for dialysis facilities (Nephrology News)
10 most concerning issues for hospital CEOs 2015 (Becker's Hospital Review)
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View the slides from the webinar Healthcare Ready and the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance hosted on December 6, 2016.
View the slides from webinar CMS hosted on October 5, 2016 providing an overview of the rule.
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.
Preparedness group bParati provides information on each provider type and other relevant information.