CMS Emergency Preparedness Checklist

CMS Emergency Preparedness Checklist

CMS Emergency Preparedness Checklist Follow these steps to make CMS emergency preparedness compliance simpler and more effective When it comes to emergency preparedness, CMS surveyors expect hospitals, long-term care facilities and other healthcare providers to be...
All-Hazards Risk Assessment: CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

All-Hazards Risk Assessment: CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

Original publication date: April 3 2017. Updated January 15, 2019 This post continues our blog series on how to comply with the CMS emergency preparedness rule (PDF), specifically the requirement to use an all-hazards approach to risk assessment. CMS requires an...
CMS Emergency Preparedness for Healthcare Coalitions

CMS Emergency Preparedness for Healthcare Coalitions

Disasters that cross regional boundaries were a primary driver for updates to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) emergency preparedness rule. As part of its initial statement of purpose, CMS named widespread natural and manmade disasters — ranging from...
Preparing Your Hospital for a Severe Weather Emergency

Preparing Your Hospital for a Severe Weather Emergency

Preparing Your Hospital for a Severe Weather Emergency How to put a severe weather emergency management plan in place now Severe weather emergency preparedness is essential to ensure continuity of operations for hospitals during hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, storm...