Friday February 28, 2014
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
letter is attached below.