Partnering with NAHC for Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid-Participating Home Health and Hospice Providers


Emergency Preparedness Rules Webinar
NAHC is hosting a 6-part webinar series on the new Emergency Preparedness Rules. Members of HCANH and VNAVT save $200 by using code: EPR17-NHVT.

Registration is done directly through NAHC. A Registration Flyer and link to register is below.

A SIX-PART WEBINAR SERIES

Description:  Beginning in November 2017, Medicare and Medicaid providers — including home health and hospice — must meet a host of new requirements designed to ensure that they have the necessary planning in place to provide safe care for their patients, regardless of what type of emergency may occur.  This series of six one-hour webinars will provide in-depth knowledge of the new requirements that home health and hospice organizations are subject to, with specific focus on:  an overview of the regulations, starting the agency-specific plan, building the plan, development of policies and procedures, communication, and testing and training.

Program Goals:  Through attendance in this web series, participants will increase their understanding of the new federal emergency preparedness requirements that are part of the home health and hospice Conditions of Participation (CoP) and become knowledgeable in how to apply the federal requirements for disaster preparedness in their home health or hospice agencies.

Following is the planned content and schedule for the live webinar sessions; for those who are unable to attend the live sessions, recorded sessions will be available:

Part 1: OVERVIEW OF THE REGULATIONS — June 1, 2017, NOON EASTERN

  • Including Lessons Learned, Home Health and Hospice’s Role in an Event, All-Hazards Approach, Components of the Regulation

Part 2: STARTING THE PLAN — June 6, 2017, NOON EASTERN

  • Including Four Phases of Emergency Management, the National Response Framework, Incident Command System, and Hazard Vulnerability Assessment

Part 3: BUILDING THE PLAN — June 8, 2017, NOON EASTERN

  • Continuity of Operations (Defining Essential Function, Succession Planning, Human Resources, Alternate Location, Defining Patient Populations, and Data Management)

Part 4: DEVELOPMENT OF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES — June 13, 2017, NOON EASTERN

  • Patient Classification Systems, Transportation Classifications, Surge Capacity, HIPAA/IT, Tracking Patients and Staff, and Roles and Definitions

Part 5:  COMMUNICATION — June 15, 2017, NOON EASTERN

  • Health Care Coalitions; Specific Hospice Requirements; MOUs; Government Emergency Telecommunications System; Collaborative Relationships with Local, State, Federal, and Indian Tribe Nations; Methodologies for Communication; and Utilizing the ICS in Communication

Part 6: TESTING AND TRAINING — June 27, 2017, NOON EASTERN

  • Annual/Orientation Requirements, Documentation of Training, Types of Exercises (Tabletop, Functional, Full-scale), After Action Report, Revising and Updating the Plan
Event Type:Web Event
Category:Educational Seminar
  • Early registration ends on May 13, 2017.
    Regular registration starts on May 14, 2017 and ends on Jun 03, 2017.
  • Late registration starts on Jun 04, 2017.
    (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)