CMS Provides Guidance on Emergency Preparedness Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated its website with information to assist providers and suppliers in complying with its new emergency preparedness final rule. The information specifically addresses the rule’s training and testing requirement, one of four standards providers and suppliers must meet. CMS encourages providers and suppliers to participate in a full-scale, community-based exercise with their local and/or state emergency agencies and to have completed a tabletop exercise before the new requirements are implemented on Nov. 15. More information can be found in the attached memo; questions should be directed to   

CMS Memo