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CMS Memo Addresses Emergency Preparedness Exercises

On October 7, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

Under CMS emergency preparedness regulations, nursing facilities are required to conduct two emergency preparedness testing exercises annually.

Alzheimer’s Association Offers Project ECHO Series on Emergency Preparedness

On May 12, 2020 by Lori Meyer

In response to COVID-19, the Alzheimer’s Association has developed a special topic Project ECHO series based on their guidance Emergency Preparedness: Caring for persons living with dementia in a long-term or community-based care setting. 

CMS Updates Emergency Preparedness Requirements

On November 19, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made two revisions to emergency preparedness requirements for nursing facilities under a rule taking effect Nov. 29, 2019. Read a summary of the rule’s impact prepared by LeadingAge national.  

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month

On September 3, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Don’t wait for a disaster to strike before you plan how to prepare, respond and recovery. New resources from LeadingAge will help members find the most appropriate resource for them in any phase of disaster planning, response or recovery.  

Survey Preparedness Tip: Life Safety Self-Inspections

On May 22, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

The first installment of LeadingAge Minnesota’s webinar series, Top 10 Life Safety Code Violations and How to Avoid Them, focused on preparing for your federal fire/life safety recertification survey.   

Life Safety Code Documentation Tools & Templates Available to Care Centers

On March 20, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

Information guides, sample policies and other materials relating to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 101, Life Safety Code® 2012 edition, are available to download at no charge from the LeadingAge Minnesota website (scroll down to Life Safety Code Documentation: Guides and Sample Forms).  

CMS Updates Emergency Preparedness Guidance

On February 13, 2019 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued updated guidance concerning the federal emergency preparedness requirements Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual – Emergency Preparedness. The memorandum was effective Feb. 1, 2019, and CMS directed that its content be communicated to state agency survey staff within 30 days.  

CMS Proposes to Cut Red Tape for Medicare Providers

On September 18, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule this week to relieve burden on healthcare providers by removing unnecessary, obsolete or excessively burdensome Medicare compliance requirements for healthcare facilities. 

Care Centers Deserve High Marks for Emergency Preparedness Survey Results

On March 27, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

Minnesota care centers should receive high marks for their work to meet the federal emergency preparedness requirements that took effect Nov. 16, 2017! 

Emergency Preparedness Survey Tip: 1135 Waivers

On February 21, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

Recent survey data shows the Minnesota Department of Health is frequently citing care centers for not addressing the requirements of tag E-0026 within their emergency plans. 

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