CMS has issued a proposed rule to “establish consistent emergency preparedness requirements for health care providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid, increase patient safety during emergencies, and establish a more coordinated response to natural and man-made disasters.”
In the past several years, the U.S. has seen several natural and man-made disasters making readiness for public health emergency a top priority. This notice of proposed rulemaking would establish preparedness to ensure providers adequately plan for disasters.
Click here for the fact sheet detailing the requirements from CMS.
Click here for an emergency preparedness checklist (recommended tool for effective health care facility planning).