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