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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. 

Enforcement of CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements Begins Nov. 15

On November 15, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

This is a reminder that care centers must comply with and implement the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servics (CMS) emergency preparedness requirements effective today, Nov. 15, 2017.  This federal rule went into effect Nov. 16, 2016, but CMS allowed one year for affected provider and supplier types to take the steps necessary to achieve compliance. 

Connection with Local Officials Important to Emergency Preparedness

On October 17, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

As care centers continue progress toward compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) emergency preparedness requirements taking effect Nov. 15, they should continue to create and build connections with local and regional emergency management officials. 

MDH Health Inspectors Will Survey for Emergency Preparedness Compliance

On October 10, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has decided that its licensing and certification health surveyors will review compliance with federal emergency preparedness requirements, rather than the Minnesota State Fire Marshal. 

Now Available: CMS Surveyor Training Modules for Health Requirements and Emergency Preparedness

On September 19, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

Care centers that desire additional training on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements of participation or emergency preparedness standards should explore training modules that CMS has posted to its Integrated Surveyor Training Website (ISTW).  

Emergency Preparedness Interpretive Guidelines Specific to Long-Term Care Now Easier to Read

On August 16, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

As previously noted, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an advance copy of “Appendix Z” of the State Operations Manual containing the interpretive guidelines and survey procedures for the Emergency Preparedness final rule. 

CMS Issues Emergency Preparedness Guidance and Other Items of Note to Care Centers

On June 7, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an advance copy of interpretive guidelines and survey procedures for the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule.  

Webinar Education for Care Centers: Emergency Preparedness Program

On May 31, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

LeadingAge is partnering with Russell Phillips & Associates to bring care centers a four-part webinar series on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) emergency preparedness requirements that will become part of your standard surveys beginning Nov. 15. 

Register Now for CMS Emergency Preparedness Webinar on April 27

On April 5, 2017 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a national provider call on Thursday, April 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a focus on the training and testing aspects of the federal Emergency Preparedness Requirements. Registration for the call is open, and we encourage care centers to register early to ensure a spot.  

Health Preparedness Coalitions Offer Information, Training Opportunities

On December 21, 2016 by Jonathan Lips

Minnesota’s emergency preparedness system is anchored in part by eight regional Health Coalitions, which assist communities to ensure sustainability and recovery of health care services during a crisis or emergency.  

New Emergency Preparedness Toolkit Available for Care Centers

On December 13, 2016 by Jonathan Lips

A stakeholders group, including LeadingAge Minnesota members, has completed an updated toolkit to assist care centers in complying with federal emergency preparedness requirements that providers must implement by November 2017. The Toolkit is available through the Metro Health & Medical Preparedness Coalition, and includes a variety of sample documents and tools. This work updates a toolkit that was first completed in August 2013. 

New Emergency Preparedness Resources and Toolkit for Housing with Services

On December 13, 2016 by Jonathan Lips

A stakeholders group, including LeadingAge Minnesota members, has completed an updated toolkit that may assist Housing With Services (HWS) establishments in complying with emergency planning requirements under Minnesota Statutes 144D.11. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Informational Bulletin 16-06 describes the requirements, which took effect Jan. 1, 2016.  

CMS Posts Emergency Preparedness Overview

On November 1, 2016 by Jonathan Lips

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the slide presentation, audio recording and written transcript from its Oct. 5 webinar discussing the emergency preparedness requirements final rule that takes effect Nov. 15, 2017. 

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