CMS Emergency Preparedness Resources

Changes to Home Health Emergency Prep CoPs?

If you thought the only CoPs that CMS was updating recently were just the Emergency Preparedness rule, you were sadly mistaken.  In January CMS released a complete revamp of the Home Health Agency CoPs.  If you are looking for a good analysis of those CoPs, I...

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CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: The Local EM Impact Webinar

On November 16, 2016, the Final Rule on Emergency Preparedness from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services went into effect. It details enhanced Emergency Preparedness requirements for a significant portion of the healthcare spectrum. This webinar will provide...

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Declare = Documenting

As health care providers are preparing for a potentially crippling Nor’easter, it is perhaps the first major disaster to affect a large geography since the effective date of the new CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule.   There is a potentially under-noticed clause in a...

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Assessing Your Health Care Emergency Management Program Webinar

This webinar was originally delivered on February 10, 2016. You may review the recording by clicking here and following the instructions to register.  The webinar will play once you complete the form and click the register button. Join us to learn more about where to...

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What to do without Interpretive Guidelines?

Disclaimer: CMS published an advanced copy of the Interpretive Guidelines in early June.  Our analysis and a link can be found here.  The action steps and recommendations in the following blog post still provide solid guidance for providers early in their compliance...

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An Introductory Look at the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

As we all struggle with MACRA and Value Based Purchasing, leave it to a Hurricane named Matthew and Civil Disturbances to remind us that we still must prepare for the unknown beyond payment models. CMS furthers our compulsion to prepare with the recent release of the...

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New Material for CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

As promised both CMS and ASP&R  are publishing more and more material to help clarify the new Emergency Preparedness Rule.  Here is a link to two useful documents: ASP&R Tracie: CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Resources at Your Finger Tips CMS: Table...

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CMS Emergency Prep Webinar: Initial Webinar

In October of 2016 CMS conducted a webinar on the Emergency Preparedness Rule.  A copy of the recording of the webinar can be found on the Medicare Learning Network Webinar, CMS posted the slides for the webinar to provide additional guidance regarding the Emergency...

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Where to Start: CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

As many health care providers grapple with the new CMS Emergency Preparedness Rules, a common question we receive is what do we start preparing?  Since providers at this point have a little over a year’s time to be fully compliant with a complex rule time is of the...

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CMS Webinar on Emergency Preparedness Rule

On Wednesday, October 5th, CMS via the Medicare Learning Network (MLN) will host a webinar / conference call on the new Emergency Preparedness Requirements. During this call, CMS discusses the new requirements and revisions in the final rule, as well as how to plan...

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