CMS Emergency Preparedness: Training & Testing

CMS Emergency Preparedness: Training & Testing

Original publication date: May 26, 2017. Updated September 21, 2018. Emergency preparedness plans that seem great on paper can fall apart in practice. That’s why a crucial part of the CMS emergency preparedness rule is training and testing. Drills and exercises...
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...
Planning for Collaboration: CMS Emergency Preparedness

Planning for Collaboration: CMS Emergency Preparedness

When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) drafted emergency preparedness regulations, one of their stated goals was to address the “patchwork of federal, state, and local laws and guidelines” for emergency planning. The CMS emergency preparedness rule...