Crisis Focus, LLC

A Crisis Management and
Emergency Preparedness Consulting Firm

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Healthcare Consulting

Bridging the gap between patient satisfaction and emergency preparedness

Higher Ed Consulting

Leveraging best practices to support campus emergency preparedness

Government Consulting

Supporting Local, State, and Federal Emergency Preparedness organizations

Compliance Support

Helping clients remain compliant with emergency preparedness standards and regulations

Crisis Focus News

A Primer on Hospital Evacuation

With the dire situation surrounding #Harvey, there are a lot of individuals conversing on social media around the evacuation of hospitals prior to events. Below are my thoughts on an evacuation decision framework, not a proclamation of what should have been done. My...

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ASCs and the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

When CMS finalized the Emergency Preparedness Rule last fall they raised the emergency preparedness bar considerably for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC).  Like all of the 17 affected providers, ASCs must comply with the major components of the rule: Comprehensive...

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CMS Publishes Draft Interpretive Guidelines

Late this past week CMS published an “Advanced Copy” of the Interpretive Guidelines (IGs) for the Emergency Preparedness Rule finalized in the Fall of 2016. This 72-page document will guide State Survey Agencies as to how to determine compliance of the 17...

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