CMS emergency preparedness final rule guidance
- Emergency plan
- Policy procedure
- Training / Testing
- Integrated health system provision
- Emergency stanby power for specific provider types
- Critical Access Hospitals
- Hospitals (including Transplant Centers)
- Long Term Care
Colorado health care coalitions
Effective July 1, 2017, health care coalition boundaries are changing to reflect regional health care coalitions.
Things to know
On September 16, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule on Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers
This final rule establishes national emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare- and Medicaid-participating providers and suppliers to plan adequately for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordinate with federal, state, tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems. It will also assist providers and suppliers to adequately prepare to meet the needs of patients, residents, clients, and participants during disasters and emergency situations. Despite some variations, our regulations will provide consistent emergency preparedness requirements, enhance patient safety during emergencies for persons served by Medicare and Medicaid participating facilities, and establish a more coordinated and defined response to natural and man-made disasters.
Effective date: 11/15/2016
Date providers have to be compliant: 11/15/2017