OC³ CPI Webcast: Emergency Preparedness – The New Requirements Part 1

07/21/2017 - 07/21/2017

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 The “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers” Final Rule (“CMS Final Rule”) establishes national emergency preparedness requirements for participating providers and certified suppliers to plan adequately for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordinate with Federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency preparedness systems. CMS has implemented new emergency preparedness requirements for 17 different healthcare provider/supplier types, including federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics. This webcast will address how the key provisions of the rule (risk assessment and planning, policies and procedures, communications plans, and training and testing) and the additional requirements apply to FQHCs and RHCs. The webcast will also provide attendees with information about available technical assistance, a breakdown of the interpretive guidance released early June, and other support as you work to meet these new conditions of participation.

Content expert Keri Cain, State Hospital Preparedness Program Coordinator with the Texas Department of State Health Services will be presenting in Part 1. After Part 1, we will share a homework survey for you to complete. TACHC staff will share the de-identified results of the survey with you in Part 2 and provide strategies and further resources for any gaps in preparedness the survey reveals.

For more information contact Christina Brito-Tigerina