Understanding the New CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

Start Time: 10/24/2017 10:00:00 AM
End Time: 10/24/2017 11:00:00 AM

In recent years, high-profile natural and man-made disasters put the health and safety of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries – and the public at large – at risk. In September of 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) responded with new rules requiring providers and suppliers to plan for disasters, and coordinate with federal, state tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems to ensure facilities are prepared to meet the needs of patients in emergency situations--by November of this year. This session highlights the impact of the new rules on hospitals, and presents the CMS’ standards in detail, including the four core elements of the CMS rule (Emergency Planning, Policies and Procedures, Communication Plan, and Training and Testing).

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about the events that prompted a review of CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule
2. Identify the new CMS standards
3. Analyze how the new standards affect hospital facility operations
4. Review best practices in complying with the four core elements of the rule.

Presented by:

Brad Keyes, CHSP
Owner & Senior Consultant
Keyes Life Safety Compliance

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Room Number: B

Audience: Intermediate

CEU: 0.1


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