|Posted on September 12, 2016 at 5:50 PM|
Well the day has finally come. CMS has published the long awaited rule strengthening the emergency preparedness regulatory guidelines for 17 healthcare provider types. You can find the final rule at this link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2016-21404.pdf . Other helpful information on building an effective emergency preparedness program can be found at: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertEmergPrep/index.html Providers will have a year to come into compliance with the new requirements.