Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Readiness matters with new CMS emergency preparedness requirements

January 2, 2020

Recent changes to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule ease some requirements for  healthcare settings,  according to an article on the Healthcare Dive website.

But the intent is still  to establish criteria for healthcare providers and suppliers to better prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters.

CMS continues to emphasize the importance of building a plan that's based on an all-hazards risk assessment .

The rule still requires the development of policies and procedures that are based on an all-hazards risk assessment and support the emergency plan as well as the communications plan. 

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