Do You Have a Plan?

September is National Preparedness Month. This observance is intended to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies, and engaging providers, community-based organization and community residents to create a plan.

According to CMS’ Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers, all 17 provider/supplier types must have an Emergency Preparedness Plan as part of their Conditions of Participation. Additionally, many states require other groups such as community-based organizations to have their own plans or adopt the county-level plan.

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of all organizations having a plan that addresses four core elements:

  1. Risk Assessment and Emergency Planning
  2. Communication Plan
  3. Policies and Procedures
  4. Training and Testing

Learn More:  Access additional information regarding CMS requirements and Emergency Preparedness tools and resources

Request: Take action this September – please complete a brief questionnaire to let us know if you have a plan or would like more education on this important topic. Click the appropriate button below to complete the brief survey.