Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Interpretive Guidelines and Survey Procedures, Appendix Z [open pdf - 588KB]
From the Document: "On September 16, 2016, the final rule on Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers was published (Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 180). This rule affects all 17 provider and supplier types eligible for participation in Medicare. The rule became effective on November 15, 2016 and will be implemented on November 15, 2017. [...] An advanced copy of the interpretive guidelines and survey procedures is available and will be incorporated into the SOM [State Operations Manual] under Appendix Z and applies to all 17 provider and supplier types. Since the Conditions of Participation (CoPs), Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) and requirements apply across providers and suppliers and only vary slightly, CMS [Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services] has compiled the requirements under one appendix."
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