Hospital (and Transplant Program) Requirements: CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule [open pdf - 1MB]
From the Document: "The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule to establish consistent emergency preparedness requirements for healthcare providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid, increase patient safety during emergencies, and establish a more coordinated response to natural and human-caused disasters. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) worked closely with CMS in the development of the rule. This document combines excerpts from the Final Rule, the Interpretive Guidelines and revisions (New 3.6.19) from CMS to provide a consolidated overview document for the Hospital and Transplant Program Requirements."
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