CMS Releases Memorandum to States Regarding Plans for Emergency Preparedness Rules

Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 8:37 PM

The Director of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Survey and Certification Group delivered a memorandum to State Survey Agency Directors titled “Information on the Implementation Plans for the Emergency Preparedness Regulation,” on October 28, 2016.

The information outlined in the memorandum was announced on a recent CMS conference call, but it will be helpful for the states providers and suppliers impacted by the regulation to refer to a document that is published.

The following points are included in the memorandum:
• Beginning November 15, 2017, providers and suppliers will be surveyed for compliance with the new regulations
• Interpretive guidelines and survey procedures are under development
• CMS is currently working to develop training for surveyors, which will be web-based and self-paced

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