The new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule became effective as of November 2017 for the 11 categories of providers covered under CMS. It establishes national emergency preparedness requirements for participating providers and certified suppliers to adequately plan for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordinate with Federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency preparedness systems. The CMS Emergency Management requirements are focused on three key essentials necessary for maintaining access to healthcare during disasters or emergencies: safeguarding human resources, maintaining business continuity, and protecting physical resources. Since that time there have been updates to the requirements as well as a focus on leadership’s role in emergency management.
The session will review the scope of the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule with the 2019 updates. Planning for emerging infectious diseases may require modification to the facility protocols for early identification, isolation and PPE to protect the health and safety of staff as well as patients. Strategies for implementation related to succession planning and continuity of operations will be discussed. Requirements for alternative sources of power be reviewed and the requirement for senior leadership involvement will be outlined. Readily available planning, mitigation, response and recovery tools (4 phases of emergency management) will be highlighted.
Regulatory agencies such as The Joint Commission have enhanced the Leadership Elements of Performance to specifically identify a senior leader to oversee emergency management. While they are not required to be the Incident Commander when the Emergency Operations Plan is activated, they are required to advocate for resources at budget time and be engaged in the emergency management planning process.
Understanding the key requirements of the new CMS emergency management regulations will be paramount to your agency’s continued compliance. During the live webcast expert speaker Marge McFarlane, PhD, MT (ASCP), CHFM, CJCP, CHSP, HEM, MEP guide you through the changes and help you identify resources for implementation, provide helpful tips, outline the special focus on fire drills for critical access hospitals, and list the optional and required CMS emergency management standard categories.
- Review entities covered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule
- Identify the key updates to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule
- List strategies for implementation related to succession planning and continuity of operation
- Discuss the challenges of adding emerging infectious diseases (EID) in the “all hazards” planning
- Detail requirements for medication storage and emergency power
- Outline the roles and responsibilities of senior leadership in the oversight of emergency management
- Highlight planning, mitigation, response and recovery resources
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Key updates to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule
- Required and optional categories of the CMS emergency management regulations
- Strategies for implementation related to succession planning and continuity of operations
- Potential challenges to implementation
- Challenges of adding emerging infectious diseases (EID) in the “all hazards” planning
- Detail requirements for medication storage and emergency power review the roles and responsibilities of senior leadership in the oversight of emergency management
- Outline the special focus on fire drills for critical access hospitals
- Key online resources
- Live Q&A Session
Who Should Attend:
- Healthcare Administrator
- Senior Leadership responsible for Emergency Management
- Facilities In-charge (Clinical and Non-Clinical)
- Emergency Managers
- Patient Safety Directors/Managers
- Accreditation Specialists
- System/Divisional Leadership
About the Presenter:
Marge McFarlane, PhD, MT (ASCP), CHFM, CJCP, CHSP, HEM, MEP, brings over 40 years of comprehensive experience in the environment of care, life safety, emergency management and infection prevention for construction. McFarlane has authored handbooks on the GHS update to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard and OSHA training for Medical Facilities. She is a frequent presenter for seminars, regional conferences, and audio conferences on OSHA topics, infection prevention, hazardous materials/RCRA waste streams and emergency management. She is currently working with healthcare systems and clinics nationally to identify and mitigate risks in the physical environment.
McFarlane holds a PhD in Safety Engineering and master’s degrees in Environmental and Public Health (ENPH) from the UW – Eau Claire and Risk Control from the UW–Stout. She is a member of the Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association (WHEA) Code Committee, the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS). She is a FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner and has served as a healthcare subject matter expert for regional, state and national exercises.
You will receive an email with login information and handouts (presentation slides) that you can print and share to all participants at your location.
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