On September 8, 2016 CMS published the Emergency Preparedness final rule.  The 651 final rule document served as the blueprint and intent for the codified language that 17 health care provider types will have to live by.  On Friday, September 16th, the CFR was updated with an amendment for every CoP and CfC regarding emergency preparedness for the affected provider types.  Here is a direct link to each Emergency Preparedness CoPs from CMS:


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