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CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule – Effective November 16, 2017; Are You Ready?

CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule – Effective November 16, 2017; Are You Ready?

September 29, 2017

On September 8, 2016, the Federal Register posted the final rule Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. The regulation went into effect on November 16, 2016. Health care providers and suppliers affected by the rule are required to comply and implement all regulations one year from the effective date, which is quickly approaching and effective November 16, 2017.

Purpose of the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule: To establish national emergency preparedness requirements to ensure adequate planning for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordination with federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency preparedness systems.

  • Requirements will apply to all 17 provider and supplier types.
  • Each provider and supplier will have its own set of Emergency Preparedness regulations incorporated into its set of conditions or requirements for certification.
  • Must be in compliance with Emergency Preparedness regulations to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid program. Downloadable sections may be accessed via the link below and will provide additional information, such as the background and overview of the final rule and related resources.

More information.

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