CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule: Live Q&A
Join us for a Live Q&A with FTLF Partner, Molly Evans and FTLF Compliance Counsel, Dianne Pledgie on Wednesday, November 15th at 2:00 PM EST, to discuss the upcoming CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule deadline. Molly and Dianne will be available to answer questions from participants and provide guidance on how to navigate the EP rule requirements.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established emergency preparedness requirements (aka CMS EP Rule) that went into effect on November 16, 2016. Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers, including health centers, must comply with the EP Rule requirements by November 15, 2017.
The new rule is far-reaching and requires providers to conduct annual risk assessments and develop emergency plans. In addition, providers must develop and implement policies and procedures to successfully execute their emergency plans, while addressing risks identified during their most recent assessment phase. Providers must also establish a communications plan to communicate and coordinate patient care within and outside their facilities during an emergency. Finally, providers must demonstrate ongoing training and testing of their emergency management programs, including conducting exercises.
A partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]
DIANNE K. PLEDGIE
As Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas and reflect the organization’s culture. Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2. She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]
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