About the Rule

Learn more about the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule with the resources below.

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Emergency Preparedness Interpretive Guidance Posted by CMS

CMS has posted the State Operations Manual Appendix Z Emergency Preparedness for All Provider and Certified Supplier Types Interpretive Guidance(IG).


New Details regarding Final Emergency Preparedness Rule

S&C 17-21-ALL, clarifies that the training and testing requirements must be completed by the Nov. 15, 2017 implementation date. It also notes that CMS has developed a website that contains various resources such as checklists, links to emergency preparedness agencies, planning templates and many other valuable resources to facilitate compliance with the rule. The website also provides a State-by-State listing of Health Care Coalitions.


CMS Warns Providers Not to Wait for Emergency Preparedness Guidance to Test Their Emergency Plan

CMS encourages providers to seek out local and/or state emergency agencies and health care coalitions to participate in a full-scale, community-based exercise.


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Requirements by Provider Type

CMS has developed a Quick Glance Table of the rule requirements by provider type, to highlight key points of the new Emergency Preparedness rule.


CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: Resources at Your Fingertips

ASPR TRACIE developed a CMS Emergency Preparedness (EP) Rule Resources at Your Fingertips Document.


Guidance for Surveyors, Providers, and Suppliers Regarding the New Emergency Preparedness (EP) Rule

CMS' developed frequently asked questions (FAQ) documents that synthesizes answers to commonly asked inquiries about the CMS EP Rule.


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Requirements by Provider Type

The FAQs, in combination with the CMS at-a-glance chart can help planners identify and address planning gaps and facilitate compliance with the regulations.


Provider and Supplier Types Covered by the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

The FAQs, in combination with the CMS Provider and Supplier Type Definitions Fact Sheet, can help planners identify and address planning gaps and facilitate compliance with the regulations.


Training and Testing Requirements- Emergency Preparedness Requirements

CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule Training Call Presentation


Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule Training

CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule Training Call  Audio Recording


Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule Training Call

CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule Training Call Transcript


Emergency Preparedness CMS Conditions of Participation & Accreditation Organizations Crosswalk

The Yale New Haven Health System Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response recently updated their CMS EP Rule Crosswalk, which maps the association between the CMS EP Rule Conditions of Participation and existing regulatory and accreditation standards.