The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of updated emergency response plans. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) compiled a list of resources to assist state survey agencies; state, tribal, regional and local emergency management partners; and healthcare providers in developing emergency plans that are compliant with the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule.
- CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule
- A list of Frequently Asked Questions
- National Resources
- A CMS-maintained catalog of webinars on emergency preparedness requirements covering topics like emergency power supplies, the 1135 waiver process, and best practices and lessons learned from past disasters.
- CMS Emergency Preparedness and Response Operations