WHA Hosts Webinar on New CMS Regulations on Emergency Preparedness

February 17, 2017

On Wednesday, March 15 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm, WHA will host a Member Forum webinar discussing the regulations finalized in September 2016 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that establish emergency preparedness requirements for hospitals, long-term care (LTC) facilities and other health care providers. 

The rule, which must be implemented by November 15, 2017, adds regulations to existing Conditions of Participation that these health care organizations must meet in order to participate in Medicare and Medicaid. Specifically, the rule requires hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), and LTC facilities to develop an emergency preparedness plan, communications plan, policies and procedures, and training and testing program and to implement emergency and standby power systems.

The webinar will cover these new standards for hospitals, CAHs and LTC facilities. It is intended for emergency preparedness directors at WHA member organizations.

The webinar is complimentary, but pre-registration is required. To register for the webinar, visit: www.cvent.com/d/p5qnl1.

For registration questions, contact Kayla Chatterton at kchatterton@wha.org or call 608-274-1820.

This story originally appeared in the February 17, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter