Webinar: CMS Preparedness Rules

Interested in learning more about the new CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule? How the final rule impacts more than just hospitals? The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Healthcare Caucus has partnered with ASPR to conduct a two-part webinar series to discuss the new CMS Preparedness Final Rule.

On September 16, 2016 CMS released a final rule that establishes national preparedness requirements for participating Medicare and Medicaid providers and suppliers. Overall, the rule requires that 17 categories of healthcare organizations to:

  • Perform an “all-hazards” risk assessment and establish an emergency plan for the facility
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to execute the emergency plan
  • Develop and maintain a communications plan to support continuity of operations and on-going patient care and
  • Train staff in emergency preparedness policies and procedures; and conduct drills and exercises to test emergency plans.

Part one of the webinar will focus on understanding requirements of the CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and share resources available via ASPR TRACIE. This webinar will be hosted on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 1:00pm, eastern.

Part two of the webinar will focus on CMS interpretive guidance as it relates to the CMS Emergency Prepared Final Rule and will be scheduled after release of the CMS interpretive guidance anticipated in May 2017.

Opening remarks will be provided by Mr. Edward J. Gabriel, MPA, EMT-P, CEM, CBCP, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Click link below to register for the webinar on March 23, 2017: