The “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness (EP) Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers” Final Rule establishes national emergency preparedness requirements for participating providers and certified suppliers to plan adequately for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordinate with Federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency preparedness systems. Seventeen provider types are impacted by the EP Rule to include hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, long-term care facilities and psychiatric residential treatment facilities, though each have different specific requirements. These health care providers rule must comply and implement all regulations one year after the effective date, on November 15, 2017 and thereafter. Compliance with these rules has proven difficult from many providers secondary to a number of reported challenges, to include a lack of knowledge of the detailed rule’s requirements, unreliable transportation contracts, poor collaboration with local emergency management officials and cost. This course will clearly define the requirements of the CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and will offer recommendations for compliance of each component for the healthcare staff to best comply with all regulations.
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- Emergency Preparedness Requirements: The Final Rule
- Challenges for Healthcare Providers
- Provider Types Impacted by the EP Rule
- Overview of Emergency Preparedness Rules
- Considerations for All Hazards
- Approach Planning
- Risk Assessment of Emergency
- Federal requirements for the Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP)
- Federal requirements for the Policies and Procedures
- Federal requirements for the Communication Plan
- Details per code of federal regulation
- Implementation recommendations
- Federal requirements for Training and Testing
- Full service and Table-top exercises
- Interpretive Guidance
- Addressing Frequently Asked Questions Not Posted
- Emergency and Standby Power Systems
- Guidelines per the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 99)
- The Essential Electric System (EES)
- Emergency Power Requirements
- Emergency power system inspection, testing, and requirements
- Active Shooter Training/Guidelines
- Preventative Measures for Nursing Homes to Mitigate Risk of Active Shooter Situation
- Education points for Employees
- Training Exercises
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on developing their Emergency Preparedness plan given the details of the federal rules as are shared in this course.
- List the four core elements of an Emergency Preparedness Program.
- Define an All Hazards Approach.
- List at least 5 required components of the Emergency Preparedness Plan.
- Identify 4 of the requirements that must be included in the Policy and procedures, to support the Emergency Preparedness Plan.
- List the key components that should be included in the Emergency Preparedness communication plan.
- Recognize the required components of the emergency preparedness training and testing program
- List the key requirements for Emergency and Standby Power Systems.
- Identify Measures to Mitigate Risk of Active Shooter Situation
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Contact Hours: 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrator, Respiratory Therapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Dietician, Registered Dietician Nutritionist, Licensed Dietician
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.30 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Lisa Milliken is employed by Select Rehabilitation and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
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