Based on CMS's expanded conditions of participation, you MUST HAVE A COMPLIANT EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM. Without one you’ll never survive a auditor's scrutiny, and you’re at serious danger of losing your approval to see Medicare and/or Medicaid patients.
In most cases, you don’t have the luxury, like medium and large hospitals, to have a dedicated person to comply with these new regulations. Instead, it all falls on you. But, you don’t have to break your back to implement an compliant Emergency Preparedness Plan.
The answer is the successful completion of a Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA).
**All 17 types of Medicare providers and suppliers are required to comply with these new guidelines including: Hospitals, RNHCIs, ACS, Hospices, PRTFs, PACEs, Transplant Centers, LTCs, ICF/IIDs, HHAs, CORFs, CAHs, ESRDs, CMHCs, OPOs, RHC/FQHCs, and Clinics/Rehab and Public Health Agencies as Providers of Outpatient PT and Speech Language Pathology.
Complying with the complexities of the new Emergency Preparedness rule isn’t easy. That's where CMS compliance expert, Steve Wilder, BA, CHSP, STS, can help. During his online training session, you’ll learn exactly how to implement a winning Hazard Vulnerability Assessment that can help you pass a CMS audit the first time with flying colors.
Here are just a few of the step-by-step compliance tactics you’ll receive by taking advantage of this, 90-minute online training session:
- Quickly identify your specific, most dangerous threats
- Pin down the most commonly missed vulnerabilities for your specific situation
- Determine how to find and employ CMS's Hazard Vulnerability Assessment tool
- Interpret your Assessment results to develop your site-specific Emergency Operations Plan
- And so much more…
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. Noncompliance with these new regulations can lead to you losing your standing as a Medicare and/or Medicaid provider or supplier, which will result in significant financial losses.
Don't risk it. Ensure that you’re in compliance with these new emergency preparedness regulations easier and with less hassle than you thought possible.
P.S. Check out the list below of the Medicare providers and supplies that CMS is REQUIRING to comply with these new Standards of Emergency Preparedness regulations:
- RNHCI: Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institutions
- ASC: Ambulatory Surgical Centers
- PRTF: Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities
- PACE: All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
- Transplant Centers
- LTC: Long-Term Care Facilities
- ICF/IID: Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
- HHA: Home Health Agencies
- CORF: Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
- CAH: Critical Access Hospitals
- Clinics, Rehab and Public Health Agencies as Providers of Outpatient PT and Speech Language Pathology
- CMHC: Community Mental Health Centers
- OPO: Organ Procurement Organizations
- RHC: Rural Health Clinics and FQHC: Federally Qualified Health Centers
- ESRD: End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities
The compliance deadline for CMS’s new Standards of Emergency Preparedness was Nov. 15th, 2017. If you haven’t completed your plan, you’re already behind the regulatory eight ball. WHAT’S AT RISK: CMS has made it clear that noncompliance can result in the loss of your ability to see Medicare patients.
This online training is part of a Emergency Preparedness 3-Part Training. Please click here to learn more about this series and save $100 today!
Steve Wilder, BA, CHSP, STS, has spent the past 32 years in healthcare safety, security, and risk management. He has provided consultation services to hundreds of clients, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, homecare agencies, clinics, physician practices, and pre-hospital/EMS services, as well as trained thousands of workers in workplace safety and security.
In addition to his regular contributions to healthcare magazines, Wilder co-authored the book The Essentials of Aggression Management in Healthcare: From Talkdown to Takedown.
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