CHUG will be providing education, planning and response programs throughout 2016-2017 to assist members and Healthcare Coalitions to meet the Final Rule and CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements. CHUG has prepared the webinar to assist organizations understand and prepare for the CMS “Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers”.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has established their final rule for “Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers” which went into effect on November 16, 2016. Providers and suppliers will have until November 16, 2017 to implement and must comply with all regulations by this dates.
The purpose of the regulations is to establish national emergency preparedness requirements to ensure that adequate planning for all hazards, and coordination with federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency preparedness plans and systems. The identified providers and suppliers will need to meet the new requirements. The following information will need to be followed by the providers and suppliers:
Emergency Preparedness regulations incorporated into its set of conditions or requirements for certification by CMS and state regulations
Must be in compliance with the Emergency Preparedness regulations in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid program
There are four Core Elements of the CMS Regulatory Emergency Preparedness Guidance which surveyors will utilize in order to certify the 17 providers and suppliers. They vary based on the provider or supplier is inpatient vs outpatient and long-term care vs non long-term care. Each of the four core elements include internal elements. The four core elements of CMS Emergency Preparedness are as follows:
Risk assessment and Emergency Planning
Policies and Procedures
Training and Testing