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Master CMS's Emergency Preparedness Regulations

Available Immediately | 90 minutes | Price: $197  | 

Based on CMS’ expanded conditions of participation, you must have a compliant Emergency Preparedness Program in place.

All 17 types of Medicare providers and suppliers are required to comply with the new guidelines that went into effect November 2017 (*including ambulatory surgery centers (ASC), hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)). Even if you currently have an Emergency Preparedness Plan in place, it’s essential that you update its components to ensure you’re in compliance with the new plan requirements.

Complying with the complexities of the new Emergency Preparedness rule will not be easy. That’s where CMS compliance experts, Nora O’Brien, MPA, CEM and Cathy Larsen, MA, can help. During a 90-minute online training session, both experts will walk you through the most important elements of this new rule and how to successfully implement them.

Emergency Preparedness RegulationsHere are just a few of the plain-English, easy-to-implement strategies you’ll receive by ordering this  90-minute online training:

  • Identify the specific steps necessary to meet and maintain your compliance
  • Pin down the top operational challenges of your emergency preparedness program
  • Avoid logistical nightmares related to identifying and preparing for natural, human and technological hazards
  • Reduce organizational disputes by mastering the 4 key conditions of participation requirements
  • Easily detect organizational threats with proven risk assessment process
  • More effectively utilize CMS’s Compliance Self-Assessment Tool
  • Master rule requirements based on your provider type (i.e. hospital, FQHC, hospice, etc.)
  • Successfully develop external collaborative relationships to meet rule requirements
  • Implement risk assessment testing processes that help you maintain Rule compliance
  • And so much more…

You will be considered out of compliance by CMS if you do not meet the 4 Emergency Preparedness Rule provisions: (Risk Assessment and Planning, Policies and Procedures, Communication and Training and Testing). Noncompliance can lead to you losing your standing as a Medicare and/or Medicaid provider or supplier, which will result in significant financial losses.

You can implement CMS’s expanded conditions of participation for its Emergency Preparedness Rule easier and more quickly with the step-by-step assistance this online training session will provide you. Don’t waste another second, sign today.

*Who Does this Rule Apply to:

1. Hospitals
2. Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institutions (RNHCIs)
3. Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs)
4. Hospices 
5. Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) 
6. All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) 
7. Transplant Centers 
8. Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities
9. Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID)
10. Home Health Agencies (HHAs) 
11. Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORFs)
12. Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
13. Clinics, Rehabilitation Agencies, and Public Health Agencies as Providers of Outpatient Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology Services 
14. Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs)
15. Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) 
16. Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
17. End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities

Meet Your Experts: 

Nora O’Brien, MPA, CEM, CEO, Connect Consulting Services, Inc.

Nora O’Brien, MPA, CEM, CEO, Connect Consulting Services, Inc.Nora has been a healthcare emergency management and business continuity planning expert, seasoned speaker in the field since 2002. She is the principal boss lady of Connect Consulting Services, a firm she started in 2009 which takes a holistic approach to healthcare emergency management, business continuity, and disaster recovery. Connect Consulting Services. Nora also serves as a Contributing Writer for Emergency Management Magazine and has served as an Instructor for FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness. She has a B.A. in Political Science and a Master’s in Public Affairs with a concentration in Disaster and Emergency Management. Ms. O’Brien also received the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation from the International Association of Emergency Managers and serves as the Chair of the IAEM Healthcare Caucus.

Cathy L. Larsen, MA, Director of Planning and Development, Connect Consulting Services, Inc.

Cathy Larsen, MACathy Larsen began her career in emergency medical services with National and International Search & Rescue experience.  She received a BA from California State University, Chico and a Masters from Chapman College, graduating with Distinction in both instances. A passion for serving others and making a difference in the world led her to a career with Federally Qualified Health Centers, where she served as Executive Director and Emergency Manager for over 15 years.  She is a Visionary healthcare leader with solid experience managing all levels of corporate operations including executive management; disaster preparedness planning, response and recovery; compliance; information technology; and, quality improvement.  She has a demonstrated history of strong technical systems analysis abilities integrated with operational execution expertise. Motivated by a strong sense of ethics and core value, her Key Objective is to make a positive difference daily in the lives of those she serves in both business and community. Additionally, Cathy is a Leadership Fellow of the USC Marshall School of Business and the Sierra Health Foundation and a Tides Innovation Catalyst.  



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