CMS Emergency Preparedness Compliance Resources


This is your one stop shop to help you prepare for your CMS site visit. Whether you have never been surveyed or making changes after an unsatisfactory review, these resources are your lifeline. Our experts have backgrounds in FQHC, RuralHealth Centers, Indian Health Centers, SNF and other health care facilities. We understand your unique concerns and are here to hold your hand and get you through with flying colors. Participating Medicare and Medicaid providers and suppliers must meet four core elements:


  • EMERGENCY PLAN-Develop an emergency plan based on risk assessment and using an “all hazards” approach, which will provide an integrated system for emergency planning that focuses on capacities and capabilities.
  • POLICIES AND PROCEDURES-Develop and implement policies and procedures based on the emergency plan and risk assessment that are reviewed and updated at least annually.
  • COMMUNICATION PLAN-Develop and maintain an emergency preparedness communication plan that complies with federal, state and local laws.
  • TRAINING AND TESTING PROGRAM-Develop and maintain training and testing programs, including initial training in policies and procedures.

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