The Crisis Blog

We strive to provide updated and timely information on the current events and best practices in Crisis Management and Emergency Preparedness.  If you are interested in receiving blog posts via e-mail, sign up on the right side of this page. Blog articles are listed below.


 

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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4 Focus Areas to Get Executive Buy-In

When I made the transition from a program manager of a large Health System Emergency Management program to a Senior Leadership role, one of the main questions I got (and continue to get) is how do you get C-Suite buy-in and support of my Healthcare Emergency...

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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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Indirect Hit: Planning to Support Others

With a new academic year well underway, college and university campuses are beaming with excitement and calendars are filled with numerous school activities, athletic events and research advancements.  While hopefully the school year is off to a busy but great start,...

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CMS Emergency Prep Webinar: Initial Webinar

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

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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Listing of all Emergency Preparedness CoPs from CMS

Listing of all Emergency Preparedness CoPs from CMS

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...

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CFR now updated with the new Emergency Preparedness CoPs

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...

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