Emergency Preparedness Compliance Requirement
Effective Nov. 16, 2017, home health, hospice and other Medicare and Medicaid-participating providers must meet extensive new emergency preparedness requirements, including the ability to demonstrate that they have:
• Developed an emergency plan for a full range of emergencies specific to their agency's location;
• Developed and implemented policies and procedures based on the plan and risk assessment;
• Developed and maintain a communication plan compliant with state and federal law so patient care is properly coordinated with other providers, health departments, and emergency systems;
• Developed training and testing programs and participated in drills and exercises to test the plan.
CHAP offers the Emergency Preparedness On-demand webinar and the PDF download of the 2018 CHAP Standards of Excellence on Emergency Preparedness for Hospice Providers or if you are interested in the entire CoP Accelerated Learning Series (10 webinars total).
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