• CMS Revised Emergency Preparedness Checklist

    Friday February 28, 2014

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is alerting healthcare facilities that they have revised current emergency preparedness checklist information for health care facility planning. These updates provide more detailed guidance about patient/resident tracking, supplies and collaboration.

    CMS has updated the S&C Emergency Preparedness Checklist - Recommended Tool for Effective Health Care Facility Planning. This updated checklist can be found at their S&C Emergency Preparedness Websitehttp://www.cms.hhs.gov/SurveyCertEmergPrep/.

    CMS has stated that updates and new documents will be posted to the website as they become available.

    The S&C letter is attached below.

    CMS Emergency Prepardness Initiative Feb. 2014

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