Safeguard Iowa is Supporting this Iowa Healthcare Association education opportunity.
The final CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule for all Medicare and Medicaid providers became effective on November 15, 2016. Nursing facility providers will be required to be in full compliance with all of the components of the regulation on November 15, 2017 which includes all hazard risk assessment, policies and procedures, a communication plan and extensive new testing and training requirements for staff.
Recent clarification from CMS indicates that all providers must conduct two emergency preparedness exercises prior to November 2017, and that providers who have not done so will be found out of compliance with the CMS Requirements of Participation.
This training is structured to provide an overview of the regulations, assistance with tools and formats to draft your hazard risk assessment, policies and procedures, and communication plan. In addition there will be information provided on the types of drills that CMS expects you to conduct and how you can meet those requirements for your organization.
While the new CMS requirements do not apply to Assisted Living providers, those communities are required under Iowa specific regulations to have emergency preparedness policies and procedures. Assisted Living members could certainly benefit from the information presented in this educational session to ensure their compliance with state rules.
Purpose: To educate nursing facility staff on the new CMS requirements for emergency preparedness.
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