Tag: emergency prepardness

Is your SNF prepared for an emergency?

In a year that’s been rife with disasters, including fires, hurricanes, and heat waves, it’s as important as ever for SNFs to brush up on their emergency preparedness plan. CMS’ emergency preparedness (EP) final rule, was enacted November 16, 2016. Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual provides interpretive guidance to the final rule that […]

Emergency preparedness training and testing must be met, says CMS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a memorandum to the state survey agency directors that says home health providers are expected to meet the requirements of training and testing of the new emergency preparedness regulations (required by part “d” of 81 FR 63860) by the implementation date (November 15, 2017). This […]

Ask the expert: Emergency preparedness changes

Diane Brown is a long-term care regulatory specialist and lead educator for HCPro’s Medicare Boot Camp-Long-Term Care Version. In this Q&A with Diane, she answers a question about emergency preparedness changes.