Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Be Survey Ready: Create an Emergency Preparedness Program Plan That Crosswalks to CMS’ Guidelines

Dave Kyllo

Nursing facilities (SNFs/NFs) and Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) must comply with sweeping regulations affecting their emergency preparedness planning. These requirements took effect November 15, 2017 and include:
  • Annual Risk Assessment and Emergency Planning
  • Communication Plan
  • Emergency Preparedness Policies and Procedures (must be reviewed annually)
  • Training and Testing
AHCA/NCAL offers a tool titled “Emergency Preparedness Program (EPP) Customizable Plan for Long Term Care” that allows facilities to customize compliant plans, including:
  • Emergency Preparedness Program Management Plan
  • Communications Plan
  • Procedures applicable to all hazard responses
  • Incident Command System
  • Full building Evacuation Plan
  • Emergency Lists
  • Continuity of Operations and Recovery Plan.
AHCA/NCAL members receive exclusive “member only” pricing of $395 for the EPP customizable plan – a savings of $100 off the regular price. The EPP plan from Russell Phillips & Associates includes:
  • An electronic flash drive – Easily add your facility’s information to customize your plan.
  • Hard copy of the documents – Provides hard copy worksheet-style documents of your plan.
  • Binder with tabs prepared for insertion of customized plan – An invaluable resource that organizes your plan documents. 
  • A crosswalk between the new CMS regulations and the customizable EPP plan manual – This indispensable tool provides a clear-cut detailed comparison that shows how your facility’s EPP plan meets CMS requirements and demonstrates precise compliance to survey agencies and AHJs. 
  • Access to an information-packed 75-minute “how to” webinar conducted by Russell Phillips & Associates.
Be confident that you have an emergency preparedness plan that correlates to CMS” guidelines.  Order the customizable EPP plan today through the AHCA/NCAL Bookstore and save $100 off the regular $495 price.  

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