CMS has issued an advance copy of the interpretive guidelines (IGs) and survey procedures for the Medicare and Medicaid emergency preparedness requirements. These IGs are for state surveyors. They will be incorporated into the Medicare State Operations Manual under Appendix Z. The IGs apply to all of the 17 provider types listed in Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. Surveying for compliance with the emergency preparedness requirements begins November 15, 2017.
These new interpretive guidelines will be included in the 6-part Emergency Preparedness Webinar Series that HCANH is offering in conjunction with the National Association of Home Care and Hospice. Webinar 2 is this week and recordings are available. It’s not too late to sign up. Be sure to use coupon code EPR17-NHVT for a $200 discount.