September is National Preparedness Month. On September 16th the final rule, Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers, will be posted in the Federal Register. This will impact our SNF and ID/DD members. It can currently be reviewed online.
AHCA Staff are currently reviewing the rule and will provide a more detailed summary. It is encouraged that our members take this time to review their emergency preparedness policies and plans.
Additionally, the AHCA/NCAL Emergency Preparedness Committee is working on three new resource guides that will be published on the AHCA/NCAL website later this Fall. The new resources will be a 101 Guide, table top exercises and resources for implementing the CMS Emergency Preparedness Checklist.
Please visit our website at https://www.ahcancal.org/facility_operations/disaster_planning/Pages/default.aspx to assist with your emergency preparedness planning.