Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers

This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 09/16/2016 and available online at http://federalregister.gov/a/2016-21404, and on FDsys.gov

This final rule establishes national emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare- and Medicaid-participating providers and suppliers to plan adequately for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordinate with federal, state, tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems. It will also assist providers and suppliers to adequately prepare to meet the needs of patients, residents, clients, and participants during disasters and emergency situations. Despite some variations, our regulations will provide consistent emergency preparedness requirements, enhance patient safety during emergencies for persons served by Medicare- and Medicaid-participating facilities, and establish a more coordinated and defined response to natural and man-made disasters. Read more…

 

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