New Interpretive Guidelines 2019

Emergency Preparedness Requirements

This June, Barbara B. Citarella, RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, NHDP-BC (National Healthcare Disaster Professional), will be presenting a 4-part webinar series to assist agencies with the development of a compliant AND realistic disaster preparedness plan.


This series will cover changes made to regulations at the end of 2018 and appeared in the 2019 interpretive guidelines. Citarella will provide an in-depth look at regulations and requirements that agencies are subject to as well as starting the agency-specific plan, building the plan, development of policies and procedures, communication, and testing and training.


Register directly with RBC Limited. Sessions are available live & recorded. Alliance members using code: RBCEDP receive a $200 discount.
For all community-based, home care, hospice and Medicare certified home health agencies

Agencies continue to struggle with the development of a disaster preparedness plan that will not only be in compliance, but realistic in an event. Areas of weaknesses in the process have been identified by CMS and accrediting bodies. On top of that, there were changes made to regulations at the end of 2018 and appeared in the 2019 interpretive guidelines. This series of one-hour webinars will provide in-depth knowledge of the 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 newly updated federal emergency preparedness requirements that are part of the home health and hospice Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and become knowledgeable in how to apply the federal requirements for disaster preparedness in their own specific agencies. Enhance disaster plan development for all community based 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. Please note there is limited seating in the live sessions so please register early.

Overview

Part 1: OVERVIEW OF THE REGULATIONS – June 4, 2019,  1:00-2:00 pm EDT
Including Lessons Learned, Home Health and Hospice’s Role in an Event, All-Hazards Approach, Regulatory changes since 2018 and survey findings from the first year under the disaster preparedness CoPs.

Part 2: STARTING AND BUILDING THE PLAN,  – June 11, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm EDT
Including Four Phases of Emergency Management, Incident Command System, and Hazard Vulnerability Assessment , Infection control and prevention, Continuity of Operations (Defining Essential Function, Succession Planning, Human Resources, Alternate Location, Defining Patient Populations, and Data Management)

Part 3: DEVELOPMENT OF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES – June 18, 2019,  1:00-2:00 pm EDT
Patient Classification Systems, Transportation Classifications, Surge Capacity, HIPAA/IT, Tracking Patients and Staff, and Roles and Definitions., Organizing the plan.

Part 4:  COMMUNICATION/TESTING AND TRAINING – June 25, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm EDT
Health Care Coalitions; Specific Hospice Requirements; MOUs; Government Emergency Telecommunications System; Collaborative Relationships with Local, State, Federal, and Indian Tribe Nations;  Annual/Orientation Requirements, Documentation of Training, Types of Exercises (Tabletop, Functional, Full-scale), After Action Report, Revising and Updating the Plan