The Emergency Preparedness (EP) Basic Training is intended to establish knowledge of federal EP regulations and the ability to identify circumstances of noncompliance with individual federal regulations for each affected provider and supplier type. Compliance with EP regulations is a factor for facilities’ eligibility for funding from CMS. This 17-hour, self-paced training can bolster proficiency with conducting EP surveys and understanding of how the EP regulations overlap across multiple provider types. The course is geared for surveyors but has been made available to the public for provider/supplier education. The course updates reflect the 2019 Burden Reduction changes, as well as additional guidance and clarifications, to include preparedness for emerging infectious diseases. For technical assistance, please email HelpDesk@qsep.org. For policy-related inquiries, please contact QSOG_EmergencyPrep@cms.hhs.gov.
Region 7 compiles CMS information on weekly basis that may be beneficial to community partners. Use the link below to access the information and check back often for updates.
Region 7 HCC CMS Resources for Community Partners
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If you would like to participate in the Region 7 CMS Wrok Group, email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the mailing list. A schedule of meetings is located in the link above.
To support CMS' recently issued Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule, ASPR TRACIE has been providing technical assistance and sharing helpful resources and promising practices. Yale New Haven Health just released results from a crosswalk that mapped various emergency- and disaster-related standards to the CMS Rule. And we recently updated the CMS EP Rule: Resources at Your Fingertips document, which includes links to key resources, such as CMS' fourth round of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and clarifications on definitions. For more information, access the ASPR TRACIE page dedicated to CMS Resources.
The following is information from the ASPR TRACIE "The Express" newsletter regarding recent CMS Rule Updates. Please read and click through the information below to recieve the latest information.
Attached below, please find the 2016 Final Emergency Preparedness CMS Rule benchmarked to the Joint Commission Requirements compiled by Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS). The document compares the Final CMS Rule, Past CMS Rule and the 2016 Joint Commission Requirements. Regions should continue to access TRACIE for updated documents.
Attached is the October 28, 2016, Emergency Preparedness CMS Survey and Certification memo that may be of interest to share with coalition members. This memo provides some insights into the timeline and process for CMS surveyors who will begin evaluating the new requirements after November 15, 2017.
11-7-16 Emergency Prepareness Interpretive Guidance Paln CMS Survey-and-Cert-Let .pdf