KNOWING THE RULES
What the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Means for Your Community
Download a copy of our slides on the CMS Rule, click here.
Download a copy of our co-presenter’s slides, Sharon Medcalf, on her Long-Term Care Center Study, click here.
Public Health Agencies
Whole Community Preparedness: Strengthen relationships with partner organizations in public health, emergency management, and healthcare coalitions
Connect to the Private Sector: Engage stakeholders from businesses in your area to leverage and share resources. Begin with existing and active groups to recruit Closed POD partners, MOU partners, etc.
Sit at the Head of the Table: Take a proactive role in coordinating preparedness activities with your jurisdiction. Share resources that would facilitate compliance such as risk assessment tools, training materials, exercise resources, etc.
Expand Exercises: Engage healthcare coalitions and healthcare providers in the community for exercises. Invite them to participate in the planning and overall design of the event
Lead by Example: Take a leadership role by recruiting newly affected facilities and provider types such as Dialysis Centers, Surgery Centers, Transplant Centers, Hospice, Community Mental Health Centers
Create a Committee: Create an internal emergency preparedness committee or a committee devoted to the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule
Create a MYTEP: Establish a 1-5 year training and exercise plan with target PHEP and HPP capabilities. Align accreditation and rule requirements
Gather Your Resources: Download exercise materials, customize, and begin planning with your region or community as soon as possible
For more information about the CMS Rule:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule Training Call: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/NPC/National-Provider-Calls-and-Events-Items/2017-04-27-Emergency-Preparedness.html
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertEmergPrep/Emergency-Prep-Rule.html
Yale New Haven Health System’s Crosswalk: http://www.ihatoday.org/uploadDocs/1/yalenewhavencrosswalk.pdf
ASPR TRACIE’s “CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: Resources at Your Fingertips” https://asprtracie.hhs.gov/documents/cms-ep-rule-resources-at-your-fingertips.pdf
Emergency Plans, Communication Plans, and Policy/Procedures:
California Hospital Association: http://www.calhospitalprepare.org/emergency-operations-plan
CMS Emergency Preparedness Checklist: https://www.cms.gov/medicare/provider-enrollment-and-certification/surveycertemergprep/downloads/sandc_epchecklist_provider.pdf
Conversations with Executive Leadership Toolkit: http://cdphready.org/hospital-resiliency-executive-briefing-toolkit/
Kaiser Permanente Hazard Vulnerability Assessment Tool: http://www.calhospitalprepare.org/hazard-vulnerability-analysis
Yale New Haven Health System Training: http://ynhhs.emergencyeducation.org/
The Joint Commission’s Emergency Management Resources for Healthcare: https://www.jointcommission.org/emergency_management.aspx
CDC’s “Introducing the Healthcare Preparedness Toolbox”: http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/healthcare
15 ‘til 50 Medical Surge Toolkit: http://cdphready.org/15-til-50-mass-casualty-incident-toolkit/
Toolbox – A Resource Guide for Healthcare Providers: (PDF) https://www.ynhhs.org/~/media/files/emergency/2014_cepdrtoolbox.pdf
Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program: Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (2013): https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1914-25045-8890/hseep_apr13_.pdf
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. “Hospital Preparedness Exercises” 2010. https://archive.ahrq.gov/prep/hospex.htm and https://archive.ahrq.gov/prep/hospexguide/hospex2.htm
Radiological Injury Treatment Network: https://ritn.net/
California Hospital Association: http://www.calhospitalprepare.org/planning-exercise
Statewide Medical and Health Exercise: http://www.californiamedicalhealthexercise.com
During the presentation some of the following tools were mentioned:
Pan Flu Scramble: https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/healthcare/panfluscramble.htm
“How to write a TTX in 30 Minutes” Handout: click here.
Santa Cruz Health Care Coalition tools and website: http://www.santacruzhealth.org/HSAHome/HSADivisions/PublicHealth/PublicHealthReadinessandEmergencyPlanningTeam(PREPT)/HealthCareCoalition(HCC).aspx
California Primary Care Association’s CMS Rule toolkit for clinics will be published in late May/early June through their website: http://www.cpca.org/index.cfm/health-center-resources/emergency-preparedness/ and they have a webinar coming up in May on the Training and Testing Requirement: https://www.cpcaevents.org/CPCA/Reg/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=1WH051617&WebsiteKey=1f7852c8-9d58-4f9c-a348-037713bc8b3d